From David Brunnstrom, Reuters: NATO ambassadors approved an operations plan for the alliance to help enforce a U.N. arms embargo on Libya on Sunday, a NATO statement said.
A NATO official said more discussion was needed on another plan for possible NATO involvement in enforcing a U.N. no-fly zone over Libya.
Alliance member Turkey, which has spoken against intervention in Libya, had earlier blocked agreement among the ambassadors, a NATO diplomat said.
The envoys from the 28 NATO nations will have to meet again on Monday to agree on implementing the plan for enforcing the arms embargo, which would involve use of alliance aircraft and ships to prevent weapons reaching Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s forces.
Several NATO nations, led by France, Britain and the United States, have taken part in air attacks on Libya launched on Sunday; but NATO as an organisation — which takes all decisions by consensus — has been divided on whether to take part.