Mogherini asks UN to allow EU forces to enforce Libya arms embargo

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini informs the press during Libya talks in Vienna, Austria, Monday May 16, 2016. (AP)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini asked the UN Security Council Monday to authorize an EU naval force in the Mediterranean to enforce the arms embargo on Libya.

The appeal came as the 15-member council was considering a draft resolution that would allow Operation Sofia to intercept on the high seas vessels suspected of transporting weapons to Libya.

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