Russia on Tuesday urged the European Union to get UN Security Council approval for its military operation to enforce the arms embargo on Libya.

The EU’s unwillingness to brief the UN on the details of the operation “raises questions,” said Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking via video link to members of the Gorchakov Club for public diplomacy.

Praising the idea of monitoring compliance as a “noble,” Lavrov added: “We told our European friends that the EU must come to the UN Security Council and say: the UN Security Council announced the arms embargo, we – the European Union –

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