1Swiss government approves arms sanctions against Eritrea .
2The Swiss government approved arms sanctions against Eritrea on Wednesday .
3The action followed a recommendation by the United Nations Security Council in December to impose arms sanctions against the country , which is accused of supplying weapons to Islamic militants in Somalia .
4`` By supporting armed rebel groups in Somalia , Eritrea threatens efforts for stability and peace in the region , '' the Swiss government said in a statement .
5The sanctions , which will go into effect on Thursday , will ban the delivery , sale and export of arms from Switzerland to Eritrea .
6Financing weaponry and participating in military activity will also be prohibited .