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Italy, Germany, US seek Libya cease-fire after Egypt threat

Published Tue Jun 23 2020 16:51:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Italy, Germany and the United States are pushing for a cease-fire and de-escalation of tensions in Libya following a warning by Egypt that it would intervene militarily if Turkish-backed forces attack the strategic city of Sirte. Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, said after talks in Rome on Monday that a cease-fire is urgent given the Egyptian threat. Di Maio also called for the quick naming of a new U.N. envoy and the strong enforcement of a U.N. arms embargo on Libya. U.S. officials also called for a halt to the fighting and a return to negotiations.
by By NICOLE WINFIELD
Italy, Germany, US seek Libya cease-fire after Egypt threat
Italy, Germany, US seek Libya cease-fire after Egypt threat