Europeans Seek to Use Force Against Smugglers

UN Resolution sought by European nations.

Europeans Seek to Use Force Against Smugglers at Sea

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UNITED NATIONS — European countries are pushing for a United Nations Security Council resolution to allow their military forces to apprehend human-smuggling vessels in the international waters of the Mediterranean Sea, diplomats here said.

The draft resolution, which is to be circulated among Council members in the coming days, was being negotiated as the Continent struggled to stop people from taking increasingly desperate measures to reach Europe.

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Source: nytimes.com

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