"NATO has decided to undertake an operation to implement the arms embargo against Libya," it said in a statement the Secretary-General of the Organization Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
All NATO members are urged to assume their responsibilities under the UN resolution to stop the unacceptable violence against Libyan civilians, he said. The statement indicates that the supreme commander of Allied Command Operations, NATO, Admiral James Stavridis, is applying the ships and aircraft of NATO in the Mediterranean, which will perform operations for monitoring, reporting and, if necessary, to prevent suspicious vessels, which are supposed to carry weapons ormercenaries.
This will be done in close coordination with the merchant navy and regional organizations. We will welcomecontributions from our partners for our joint efforts, Rasmussen added.
He noted that NATO is ready with the plan to establish no-fly zone to help if necessary and clearly defined way for greater international effort to protect people in Libya by the violence of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi.