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US looking into sanctions against Libya after crackdown

Posted by on February 24, 2011 0 Comment

Washington, Feb 24 (DPA) The US is considering imposing sanctions on Libya to stop a brutal crackdown on protesters in the North African country, the US State Department said Wednesday.

Spokesman P.J. Crowley said there were “a number of steps we can take both bilaterally and multilaterally” against Libya. That “certainly includes looking at sanctions that could be imposed.”

The US and broader international community have sharply condemned Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s crackdown over the past few days on demonstrators who have taken their inspiration from similar uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

Hundreds of protesters have been reported killed and Gaddafi Tuesday vowed to remain in power and execute all opposition protesters.


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