U.N. Security Council considers draft resolution calling for Libyan arms elimination

The U.N. Security Council has taken into consideration a draft resolution calling on Libya's transitional government to take steps to eliminate former leader Muammar Qaddafi's large weapons stockpiles.

This week, Russia submitted a draft urging the new Libyan authorities to take "all necessary steps to prevent the proliferation of all arms and related materiel of all types," MonstersAndCritics.com reports.

The proposed draft calls for Tripoli to take custody of shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, ammunition and all types of weapons. Tripoli should also work closely with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons "with the aim of destroying their stockpiles of chemical weapons and their precursors," according to the draft.

Ian Martin, the chief of the U.N. mission in Libya, alerted the 15 nation council on Wednesday of looting on the large stockpile of Qaddafi's missiles. Martin said that thousands of missiles have been destroyed by NATO airstrikes but warned that many more missiles, munitions anemones had been looted.

Qaddafi's regime accumulated the largest known stockpile of shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles. Hundreds or sites need to be inspected by international organizations as a result. Weapons are believed to be stored at hospitals, schools and residential areas in Tripoli.

"Large quantities of unexploded ordnance and ammunition stockpiles in Sirte and Bani Walid need immediate attention," Martin said, MonstersAndCritics.com reports.