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EU to Sanction Violators of UN Arms Embargo on Libya

EU to Sanction Violators of UN Arms Embargo on Libya

Saturday, 19 September, 2020 - 05:00
Fighters from an armed group prepare ammunition in Libya, April 8, 2019. (File photo: AFP)

The EU is set to announce sanctions on Monday against parties accused of violating a UN arms embargo on Libya.

EU diplomats revealed Friday that the member states agreed on the list of companies and individuals who provided ships and planes, in addition to other means that help transport weapons to Libya.

According to the diplomats, the sanctions will target three companies from Turkey, Jordan and Kazakhstan, in addition to two Libyans, AFP reported.

The sanctions, which will see the companies blacklisted and their assets in the EU frozen, are expected to be endorsed by EU foreign ministers at a meeting on Monday in Brussels.

Libya has endured almost a decade of violent chaos since the 2011 uprising that toppled former president Muammar Gaddafi.

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