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Al-Khatib briefs UNSC on his recent talks with Libyan officials in Tunisia

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Abdel-Elah Al-Khatib, the Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Libya, briefed the Security Council on Friday on his recent talks with Libyan officials in Tunisia.
The update was made during a Council closed-door meeting via video-conference.
Al-Khatib had denied reports that he brought together in Tunisia representatives from the Gaddafi Government and those of the opposition.
The Security Council then heard, still behind closed-doors, from Navi Pillay, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, who briefed the Council members on Libya and presented her office's report on alleged human rights violations in South Kordofan, Sudan.
Pillay arrived in New York from Geneva yesterday to brief the Council on the human rights situation in Syria.
On this issue, western diplomats in the Council said they will wait for the Special session the Human Rights Council will hold on Monday in Geneva before they begin drafting a sanctions resolution on Syria.
Such a draft, they added, should be ready and presented to all Council members by the end of next week.
Russian and Chinese diplomats said they would not comment until they actually see the content of the draft.
In the meantime, the Council has scheduled private consultations later today to issue a statement on the Israeli raid on Gaza in retaliation for Thursday's attacks on Israeli buses near Eilat in southern Israel. (end) sj.bs KUNA 192244 Aug 11NNNN