Situation in Libya

Arms embargo on Libya extended for one more year

by Anadolu Agency

The UN Security Council extended Friday the mandate for an operation to enforce its arms embargo on Libya for one more year.

“The Security Council decided today to renew measures designed to implement the arms embargo against Libya for another year, in particular those authorizing Member States — acting nationally or through regional organizations — to inspect vessels on the high seas off Libya’s coast believed to be in violation of the arms embargo imposed on that country,” the Council said in a statement.

It added that the resolution was adopted by a 14 – 0 vote, with one abstention being Russia.

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