Italy prepares Spanish migrant convoy, faces French criticism

Italy turns away a rescue boat carrying 600 migrants including 123 children and seven pregnant women

The 629 migrants, including pregnant women and children, were saved by SOS Mediterranée on Saturday, but the Aquarius was caught in a dramatic standoff over the weekend in which Italy and Malta refused to allow it to dock. "Will power has returned to Italy".

Problems for the Aquarius began when Italy's Matteo Salvini, recently appointed as interior minister as part of a new right-wing government, closed the country's ports to the boat, after promising voters he would crack down on immigration.

Macron's spokesperson, Benjamin Grivaux said France doesn't want to "start a precedent" that would allow some European countries to breach global laws and rely on other EU member states.

"We comply with global commitments regarding humanitarian emergencies", Sánchez wrote on Twitter.

To its great credit, the government of Italy has consistently permitted prompt and predictable disembarkation of people rescued by merchant ships as well as by vessels operated by humanitarian NGOs.

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Malta and Italy both thanked Spain for stepping up, but maintained their dispute over who was responsible. Asylum seekers leaving Africa and the Middle East typically set off in rubber vessels that have little chance of making it across the Mediterranean.

Hundreds of those were initially plucked from the sea by the Italian navy. The IMRCC coordinated all these actions from the start and took responsibility for the rescue of all these people.

But the political mood in Italy has changed, with resentment growing among voters toward both migrants and the European Union.

Hundreds of migrants stranded on board the Aquarius rescue vessel in the Mediterranean will be transferred to Italian ships and taken to Spain, French charity SOS Mediterranee said Tuesday.

Thousands of migrants died crossing the Mediterranean a year ago, and more than 5,000 in 2016.

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"Italy has been claiming for years that it is unfair that it has been rescuing migrants at sea without the support of its European partners". Another 21 patients suffered severe chemical burns from exposure to sea water mixed with fuel, while others risk pneumonia and yet others need immediate surgery for orthopedic issues.

There is only one "reasonable" migrant policy, according to Mr Dupont-Aignan: "We need to close Europe's ports, send migrants back to their country of origin and smash smuggling networks". "It's the confluence - a new government, [Salvini] has to make a stand, he has to show he stands for the things he campaigned on".

The far-right League scored its best-ever result in March national elections and has formed a coalition government with the anti-system 5-Star Movement.

Sky News says "the refusal - a realisation of tough anti-immigration promises made by Italy's new government - left those on board in mortal danger and prompted a diplomatic spat over the future of migrants travelling across the Mediterranean". It came just after a fatal day in the Mediterranean, with at least 112 people estimated drowned when a boat that departed from the Tunisian coast sank at sea, and nine people, including six children, died in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece.

Salvini tried to defuse tensions and in a tweet said that "Spain wants to denounce us, France says that I'm 'nauseating.' I want to work calmly with everybody but with a principal: #firsttheitalians".

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"It is our obligation to help to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe and to offer a safe port to these people", his office said in a statement.

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