NATO agrees Libya arms embargo plan, stuck on no-fly

By REUTERS
March 21, 2011 02:03

BRUSSELS - NATO ambassadors approved an operations plan for the alliance to help enforce a UN arms embargo on Libya on Sunday, a NATO statement said.

A NATO official said more discussion was needed on another plan for possible NATO involvement in enforcing a UN no-fly zone over Libya.

Alliance member Turkey, which has spoken against intervention in Libya, had earlier blocked agreement among the ambassadors, a NATO diplomat said.

The envoys from the 28 NATO nations will have to meet again to agree to implement the plan for enforcing the arms embargo, which would involve use of alliance aircraft and ships to prevent weapons reaching Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces.


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