Macron Pushes For EU Sanctions on Libya

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French President Emmanuel Macron stated Thursday that the European Union ought to push for sanctions over these concerned in Libya’s battle.

Arms sanctions, Macron stated, have been obligatory “to achieve a ceasefire and unlock a real dynamic towards a political resolution of the Libyan conflict,” he told reporters at the Elysee Palace alongside his Cypriot counterpart Nicos Anastasiades.

Macron said foreign powers “whoever they’re” cannot be allowed to violate a UN embargo on sending weapons to Libya.

Turkey supports Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA).

France angrily condemned Ankara last month after it said a French navy ship was targeted by a Turkish frigate’s missile radar while inspecting cargo en route to Libya.

“More broadly, Europe should undertake an intensive reflection on the safety points within the Mediterranean,” stated Macron, who will host a summit of nations of the southern European Union on the finish of August or early September.

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