The EU has threatened sanctions for violations of an arms embargo in Libya

Germany, Italy and France are ready to consider the imposition of sanctions for violating an arms embargo in Libya, said in a joint statement the leaders of the three countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and President of Emmanuel Macron respectively.

"We are ready to consider the imposition of sanctions in case of continued violations of the embargo at sea, on land or in the air," reads the statement released by the press service of the government of Germany.

The document notes that the parties in this regard are awaiting proposals from the European Commission.

The statement indicated that the leaders had a meeting on Libya on the sidelines of the EU Council in Brussels. They called again on all parties to the conflict in Libya and international actors to fulfill the conditions of an arms embargo and "to stop the increasing interference" in the conflict.