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US extends sanctions

The US have extended sanctions to include more of Gaddafi’s family members as well as Abdullah Al-Senussi, head of Libya’s military intelligence. The US Treasury department today blacklisted business with nine Libyan nationals and froze their assets. They are: Hannibal, … Continue reading

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China signals potential opposition to no-fly zone

China, like Russia, signaled potential opposition to a no-fly zone above Libya. Li Baodong, China’s ambassador to the United Nations, outlined three guideline principles for China’s position. He said that China believes it is important to resolve this dispute through … Continue reading

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US sought but failed to get green light for military action

During the sanctions debate, US diplomats attempted to add the possibility of an international military intervention into the resolution. They called for using “all means necessary to protect civilians and installations” and in UN resolution terminology, this generally serves as … Continue reading

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UN Resolution in detail

The United States Mission to the United Nations has posted a fact sheet detailing the UN resolution. See it  here The full text of the resolution can be found here.

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UN Security Council unanimously votes to impose sanctions on Gaddafi regime

All 15 members vote for Security Council resolution 1970, a unanimous decision. Gaddafi family members will have their assets frozen, and which administration members will be prevented from leaving Libya. Asset freeze: Aisha, Hannibal, Khamis Muammar, Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar, Mutassim and Saif … Continue reading

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan urges UN security council not to impose sanctions on Libya

The prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has urged the UN security council not to impose sanctions on Libya. Erdogan said sanctions would punish the Libyan people rather than Gaddafi’s regime. He also suggested that the international community might be acting … Continue reading

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US to impose sanctions ahead of the UN

A whitehouse spokesperson announced today that the US is to impose unilateral and multilateral sanctions on the US. Although he did not go into detail as to what kind of sanctions will be imposed. He also said that US spy … Continue reading

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Diplomats call for human rights investigation

Diplomats will be putting the pressure on this Friday in Geneva. They’re calling for a human rights investigation into Gaddafi’s violent crackdown on the demonstrations. The EU wants the Human Rights Council to investigate “gross and systematic violations of human … Continue reading

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Why Obama remains silent

Via the BBC’s live stream: 1745: There’s been a lot of talk about America’s relatively muted response to the Libya unrest. Reuters speculates that the US wants to get the several thousand Americans who live in Libya out of the … Continue reading

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Sanctions could include assets freeze and visa ban

The EU is ready to impose sanctions on the Gaddafi regime as a means of putting pressure on him. European governments will convene today to discuss the matter, Reuters reports. Normally sanctions are a long term measure against a country, … Continue reading

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