US-made Javelin anti-tank missiles were confiscated from eastern forces led by Khalifa Haftar [Ismail Zitouny/Reuters]

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied ownership of weapons found in Libya after a senior US senator demanded an investigation of reports that American-made missiles were seized at a base belonging to renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar.

The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued the denial in a statement on Tuesday, adding that Abu Dhabi reaffirmed its commitment to the UN Security Council’s arms embargo on Libya.

“The UAE also urges all parties to de-escalate tensions and to re-engage in the UN’s political process,” the statement said.

The announcement came after Libyan troops loyal to the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) last week said they discovered a cache of

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