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
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)
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