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EU set to lift arms embargo on Libya

The EU agreed in principle to lift an 18-year-old arms embargo on Tripoli, bowing to pressure from Italy which wants to help the former pariah state fight illegal immigration. Rome has for several months been pressing its European Union (EU) counterparts to lift the embargo imposed on Libya in 1986, in order to be able to deliver equipment to Tripoli to beef up its frontiers. “We are heading in the direction of lifting (the embargo). It still has to be confirmed by …. ministers,” said one source, expressing caution since Germany, Denmark and Ireland say they want to “verify” details of the accord. Full Story

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