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Nations involved in Libya to Honor arms embargo — Merkel

Nations with interests in Libya will honor an arms embargo which is to be strictly enforced than previously, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after world leaders met to talk about the battle.

The German leader as well as UN secretary-general António Guterres emphasized in a media conference in Berlin that the leaders agreed there could be no military solution to the continuing conflict in the nation.

Even with a 2011 arms embargo, many nations are accused of arming rival bands in a battle that started after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.

The German chancellor said the truce agreed on might have to be approved by the UN Security Council to provide the embargo an”improved profile” worldwide.

“We wanted to provide a fresh impetus,” Merkel said, talking about following steps for global discussions of this catastrophe.

“Member states as well as regional and global organizations have delivered the powerful sign that we’re wholly committed to encouraging a peaceful settlement of the Libyan catastrophe,” said Guterres.

The UN secretary-general emphasized that all parties in the meeting agreed that there couldn’t be a military solution.

This is a portion of the decisions and needless to say, this has to be adhered to,” he clarified.

The team also called on countries to refrain from”any actions exacerbating the battle,” Guterres said.

He said world leaders had agreed on a”truce” but they now wanted a true ceasefire and for states to put”pressure” on the other sides to stop fighting.