Libya rejects EU military plans

| Updated Feb 05, 2017 at 11:00pm



Libya has criticised EU proposals to authorise the use of force against people smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean to Europe.

The Libyan Ambassador to the UN said the EU's intention was unclear and very worrying. The EU is seeking a UN mandate to allow military action to destroy or halt smugglers' boats in Libyan waters.

The measures are part of the EU's proposed plans to stop migrants drowning in the Mediterranean.