In Germany, spoke about possible sanctions for the smuggling of weapons in Libya
Possible sanctions for violation of the arms embargo in Libya to be taken by the European Union in the framework of the existing sanctions regime on the Libyan conflict and will be aimed at individuals and businesses involved in the supply of weapons, said the representative of the German foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.
In mid-July, the leaders of Germany, France and Italy said it was ready to consider new sanctions for violation of the arms embargo in Libya.
"We are now discussing new sanctions with its European partners against such persons and companies involved in arms smuggling in Libya. We are talking about how to pursue sanctions against individuals or companies that can freeze their assets in the EU and, in the case of individuals, to refuse entry to the EU," he said at a briefing on Wednesday.
He explained that this can be done in the framework of the existing sanctions regime on Libya, which is directed against those who "impede the peace process". He reiterated that in this mode the 16 individuals are prohibited from entering the property of another 19 frozen. "We are discussing with European partners the inclusion in the list of additional individuals and firms with an eye to their involvement in the arms transfers," added Burger.
In mid-June, the representative of the French foreign Ministry said that the main obstacle to peace in Libya is the systematic violation of the UN embargo on arms supplies, in particular from Turkey. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu has called France's actions in Libya "destructive".
In Libya, the confrontation between the Government of national consensus Fayeza Zarraga, which controls Tripoli and areas to the West of the country, and the Libyan national army under the command of Marshal Khalifa Haftorah, which cooperates with sitting on the East by the Parliament. The NTC supports Turkey and Qatar, and LNA - Egypt and the UAE.