An overall view of the UN Security Council meeting March 9, 2015 at the United Nations in New York. AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / UNITED NATIONS / DEVRA BERKOWITZ
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At least seven United Nations Security Council members, including Britain, France and the United States, delayed approval on Monday of a request by Libya to import weapons, tanks, jets and helicopters to take on Islamic State militants, diplomats said.U.N. sanctions monitors said on Friday they are concerned that if the Security Council committee approves the request, then some of the weapons and equipment could be diverted to militia groups.The internationally recognized government is allowed to import arms with approval of the Security Council committee.The council committee has long urged Libya to improve monitoring of its weapons over concerns that arms were being diverted to militant groups.
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