Earlier on Wednesday night, Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj announced his intention to step down by the end of October in a speech delivered on state television.
According to the arms embargo on Libya it is prohibited to export, sell, supply or transfer military goods and technology to the country. The UN has complained about “blatant” embargo violations.
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UAE Foreign Minister spoke of support for "de-escalation and a lasting ceasefire in Libya, Gulf unity and countering Iran’s malign influence in the region."
Previous attempts to secure a ceasefire and a political deal in Libya, including at an international conference in Berlin in January, have stalled.
In recent months, Turkey has been laying claim to swaths of the Mediterranean and risked setting off a conflict with Greece. Greece is backed by Egypt, the UAE, Israel and other countries.
The GNA has been locked in conflict with east-Libyan based forces led by veteran commander Khalifa Haftar, who launched a 14-month offensive on Tripoli
The latest crisis in the Mediterranean appears entirely driven by Ankara’s desire to create a crisis where none existed before.
Turkey set itself on a collision course with Egypt, Greece and Europe over its new claims.