EU prepares sanctions against Qaddafi regime

EU prepares sanctions against Qaddafi regime

PanARMENIAN.Net - The European Union is preparing sanctions against the regime of Muammar Qaddafi, Libya's leader for four decades, in retaliation for the violence used against demonstrators this week. Ambassadors yesterday (23 February) discussed options, including freezing the assets of Qaddafi and his close associates and denying them visas.

Member states' political and security ambassadors reached “political agreement” last night to impose the sanctions on Qaddafi and his supporters, according to EU diplomats, but did not decide on the precise details. A formal decision could follow as early as today, an EU official said, European Voice reported.

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