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MISNA - July 7, 2005 10:43 PM

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Monuc) has denounced a violation of the arms embargo by a nearby country to the detriment of stability in the northeastern part of the country. During the usual press conference, MONUC director, Kemal Saiki, said that the militiamen, who are still active in Ituri are receiving support from a 'neighboring country' without providing additional details over which of the two he was referring to. In the past few days, Amnesty International had denounced that local militias in eastern Congo continue to receive large quantities of arms from a large part of society based in the UK, Israel, South Africa, United States and Eastern Europe.


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