The United Nations said Wednesday that the attack that killed four US diplomats, including ambassador Christopher Stevens, in Benghazi showed that security remains the biggest challenge for Tripoli, dpa reported.
"This is one example, but not the only one, demonstrating that foremost among the challenges and expectations facing the Libyan people and authorities is security," Jeffrey Feltman, the top UN political affairs official, told the UN Security Council during a meeting on Libya.
The council meeting had been scheduled as part of the council's monthly discussions and was not related to the attack in Banghazi.
Feltman said Mustafa Abdul Jalil, chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council, had been acknowledging "shortcomings" on security issues.
"These challenges are manifested by the presence of arms outside state control, lack of clarity and competition over security responsibilities between and within relevant ministries and institutions," Feltman said in making the monthly report to the 15-nation council.
Feltman, a former US official in the State Department, said the continued activities of armed brigades were a threat to security.
He said the UN condemned "in the strongest terms" the deadly attack in Benghazi and welcomed Tripoli's decision to bring those responsible to justice.