The President of Malta, George Vella has cast doubt over the new EU mission "IRINI", hinting that the mission might not be able to achieve its goals with the present plan.

Vella pointed out that the operation should not be limited to monitoring the sea route only.

How does the EU hope to control arms supply to Libya by blocking only the sea routes? He asked on his Twitter account.

He also questioned the capability of the EU to have the job done while ignoring the shipments of weapons via the land and air borders.