Tuesday, April 29, 2008

EU urges world to halt arms sales to Zimbabwe

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union called on Tuesday for an international halt to arms sales to Zimbabwe and urged the country's neighbors to step up pressure on President Robert Mugabe over delayed election results.

The 27-nation bloc already has an embargo on supplying arms or related equipment to Zimbabwe.

"It encourages others to exercise similar restraint at this time by introducing a de facto moratorium on all such sales and welcomes actions which have already been taken in this respect," EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg said a statement.

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