UN slams flow of weapons to Somalia.


aNew York – The United Nations Security Council is condemning the flow of weapons and ammunition to and through Somalia and Eritrea in violation of arms embargoes against both countries.
A resolution adopted unanimously by the council on Wednesday reaffirmed the arms embargoes on Somalia and Eritrea but gave a green light for Somalia to import some military equipment for its security forces.
It barred the security forces from bringing in heavy equipment including surface-to-air missiles, anti-tank and night vision weapons and large mortars, guns, howitzers and cannons without prior approval from the council committee monitoring sanctions against Somalia.
The council expressed deep concern at reports of continuing violations of a ban on exporting charcoal from Somalia and underscored its willingness to take action against those who violate it. – Sapa-AP