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Three EU states to slap sanctions on violators of Libya arms embargo

Germany, France and Italy plan to push ahead with a bid to use European Union sanctions to stem the continuing supply of arms to war-torn Libya.

The three countries have agreed on a list of companies and individuals providing ships, aircraft or other logistics for the transport of weapons, in violation of a United Nations embargo that has been in place since 2011, EU sources told the news agency.

Three companies from Turkey, Jordan and Kazakhstan as well as two individuals from Libya are involved, the sources said.

In mid-June, the three EU countries warned they are prepared to apply sanctions on those violating the UN embargo.

The EU recently established a dedicated naval mission named Operation IRINI to enforce the UN arms embargo restrictions in Libya, despite lack of comprehensive methods that include all borders: land, air and sea.

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