UN resolution on Libya: Does it let allies target Qaddafi?

3. Stops weapons from entering Libya

Reuters/Suhaib Salem
People stand atop a destroyed truck loaded with weapons belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, after a coalition air strike, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah on March 21.

A weapons embargo against Libya had already been in place since February’s UN Resolution 1970. Resolution 1973 strengthens 1970 by allowing UN member states to inspect Libyan ports, as well ships headed to the country – reguardless of which country the ships come from.

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