NATO: Enforce Arms Embargo in Lybia

Posted: March 10, 2011 in News

The NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced that the alliance has agreed to send ships closer to the Libyan coast to improve what he call ” situational awareness’ and to monitor and help with the U.N. arms embargo against the government of Moammar Gadhafi.Also to help with the humanitarian relief efforts. He says the alliance will also develop urgent and detailed plans for relief missions and will includes planning on how to create and enforce a No-Fly Zone over Libya.Rasmussen also mention that there is not U.N authorization for the use of force.The NATO secretary-general  expressed concern that, in Libya, there was “a risk of seeing a failed state that could be a breeding ground for extremism and terrorism.”

“We urge the Libyan government to stop the violence and allow a peaceful transition to democracy,” he added.

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