Sophia gets UN renewal to control arms embargo
The UN Security Council voted unanimously to authorise the EU's maritime mission to enforce an arms embargo on the high seas off the coast of Libya for another year. The British-drafted resolution, adopted last Monday, 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 arms embargo. Operation Sophia's commander and deputy secretary-general of the EEAS urged for the renewal of the authorisation by the UN Security Council. The EU naval mission is also charged with seizing migrant-smuggling vessels.