UK’s word shouldn’t mean much anyway. Correct me if I’m wrong but I wouldn’t even trust them. They ain’t a powerhouse anymore. America’s sidekick basically. Tell them focus on Brexit, that’s all I’ve heard on the radio for the past 3+ years
U.S. doesn't want to lift it either.The arms embargo on Somalia will be lifted by the end of the year now that America and Russia want it to be lifted, the UK is irrelevant on this now.
Somalia’s failure to cooperate with the UN Panel of Experts risks undermining monitoring of weapons flow into the Horn of Africa nation, the UN Security Council was told Friday.
Representatives from the US, Germany and France pointed fingers at Somali Federal Government for what it termed as non-cooperation with the Panel of Experts which replaced the UN Monitoring Group last year.
“The ongoing refusal of the FGS to engage with the Panel of Experts, and to support its work, is troubling,” said Berkin. “We will not ignore, or enable, the FGS’s ongoing efforts to stymie the work of the Panel of Experts.”
He noted the panel was ‘the eyes and ears on the ground in Somalia and in the region for the Sanctions Committee and ultimately for this Council.’
Germany and France also took issue with Somalia over lack of cooperation.
UK representative Jonathan Allen also voiced concerns noting failure to cooperate with the PoE was not ‘acceptable’
It would be foolish to lift sanctions when Al Shabaab members hold high ranking positions in the FGS and regularly receive weapons from NISA and the SNA. The FGS has no interest in making changes so the international community shouldn't make any changes either.Somalia has come under sharp criticism in the past for failing to cooperate with UN Monitoring Group
The US lashed out at the Somali government early this year on similar grounds noting the arms embargo would not be lifted unless Somalia cooperates.
“On the arms embargo, we have encouraged Somalia to engage productively with the Panel of Experts, and will continue to do so,” acting US Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Jonathan Cohen told the Security Council in March. “Somalia appears to believe that the Security Council will eventually lift the sanctions despite a lack of engagement with the panel.”
U.S. doesn't want to lift it either.
It would be foolish to lift sanctions when Al Shabaab members hold high ranking positions in the FGS and regularly receive weapons from NISA and the SNA. The FGS has no interest in making changes so the international community shouldn't make any changes either.
We can, if we are serious about it. Sxb, we got "ex kebabs" running the intelligence service. Does that look like people who are serious eliminating this problem?will somalia ever get rid of al shabaab cause after 11 years there still in somalia and much stronger than SNA somehow