Libya Arms Embargo Precedes Air Strikes
Liang, Xiaodon, Arms Control Today
Members of a UN-authorized coalition began air strikes March 19 against military assets controlled by Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, completing an abrupt reversal in relations that until as recently as three months ago involved significant arms sales. With an arms embargo mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 1970 in place since Feb. 26, key coalition members such as France, the United Kingdom, and the United States are now committed to preventing the further influx of weapons to Gaddafi's forces.
A second Security Council resolution concerning Libya, Resolution 1973 of March 17, authorizes member states "to take all necessary measures. ..to protect civilians." Officials from …
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Publication information: Article title: Libya Arms Embargo Precedes Air Strikes. Contributors: Liang, Xiaodon - Author. Magazine title: Arms Control Today. Volume: 41. Issue: 3 Publication date: April 2011. Page number: 26. © 2003 Arms Control Association. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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