UN Suggests New Envoys to Mediate Libya, Mideast

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has suggested new delegates to mediate conflicts in the Middle East and Libya, who could be given the green light by the United Nations Security Council.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has suggested new delegates to mediate conflicts in the Middle East and Libya, who could be given the green light by the United Nations Security Council.

Nikolay Mladenov has replaced Ghassan Salame, who has stepped down in March due to stress.

Tor Wennesland, a Norweigan diplomat, will succeed Mladenov as the United Nations mediator between the Palestinians and Israel.

If any of the 15 Security Council members do not object this by Tuesday evening then the appointments will be approved.

This will end several months of disagreements that were triggered by the decision of U.S. push to split the Libya role to have one person running the United Nations political mission and another focused on conflict mediation.


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