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UN: Still time to stop 'bloody battle for Tripoli' - UN chief 01:14

UN: Still time to stop 'bloody battle for Tripoli' - UN chief

United States, New York City
April 11, 2019 at 04:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there was still time for a ceasefire to avoid a "bloody battle for Tripoli," when speaking to the press at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday.

The UN secretary-general said, "It's still time to stop. It's still time for a ceasefire to take place, for a cessation of hostilities to take place and to avoid the worst, which would be a dramatic bloody battle for Tripoli."

Guterres also urged a "serious political dialogue and a serious political negotiation" in an effort to stop the fighting in and around the Libyan capital.

Guterres spoke to the press following a closed-door meeting with the UN Security Council regarding the Libyan conflict.

UN: Still time to stop 'bloody battle for Tripoli' - UN chief 01:14
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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there was still time for a ceasefire to avoid a "bloody battle for Tripoli," when speaking to the press at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday.

The UN secretary-general said, "It's still time to stop. It's still time for a ceasefire to take place, for a cessation of hostilities to take place and to avoid the worst, which would be a dramatic bloody battle for Tripoli."

Guterres also urged a "serious political dialogue and a serious political negotiation" in an effort to stop the fighting in and around the Libyan capital.

Guterres spoke to the press following a closed-door meeting with the UN Security Council regarding the Libyan conflict.

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