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UN approves EU ships seizing illegal arms off Libya

AP  |  United Nations 

The has voted unanimously to authorise the European Union's maritime force to enforce an on the high seas off the coast of for another year.

The British-drafted resolution adopted today authorises EU ships in Operation Sophia to stop vessels on the high seas off Libya's coast suspected of smuggling weapons in violation of a UN

Operation Sophia is also charged with seizing migrant-smuggling vessels.

Antonio Guterres' latest report on implementation of the embargo said the only inspection resulting in the seizure of banned weapons took place on June 19, 2017, on the motor vessel El-Mukhtar.

Operation Sophia's of the urged renewal of the resolution in a council briefing on June 3.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 02:00 IST