Libya has recommended turning the United Nations General Assembly into the world’s premier legislative body that will enact binding resolutions to be implemented by the an expanded U.N. Security Council.

“The United Nations is at a crossroads; and it should be reformed to become equally united form all States,” said Musa Kousa, the head of the Libyan delegation, in his statement to the assembly’s high-level debate Sept. 28. “The reform, which we are calling for and aiming to achieve, is to make the General Assembly the real legislator.”

The move will help to “ensure the representation of all people on earth, and the anti-democratic and frustrating veto [power] shall not be the exclusive privilege of the few,” he added.

Meanwhile, Libya and South Korea have renewed their diplomatic ties after months of tension. Libya in June expelled a South Korean intelligence official for reportedly attempting to gather information on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Africa News reports.

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