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United States: We will take concrete and strong action against those who undermine Libya's peace or security




Alwasat - Cairo Fri 14 Sep 2018, 09:16 PM
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The US State Department announced that Washington would take "concrete and strong measures against those who undermine Libya's peace, security and stability."

The US State Department said in a number of tweets through its official Twitter account that the Libyan oil installations, production and revenues should be returned to the Libyan people. These vital Libyan resources must remain under the exclusive control of the National Oil Corporation and be the sole control of the Government of National Accord.

Adding, that the attack by the forces of militia leader Ibrahim Jadhran in June 2018 to control the Libyan oil ports Ras Lanuf and Sidra led to an economic and political crisis that cost Libya more than 1.4 billion dollars of revenues and disrupted efforts to promote political progress and stability in Libya.

The US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control on Wednesday listed Ibrahim Jadhran on the sanctions list under Executive Order 13726 in line with a similar UN resolution on Wednesday.

Consequently, all of Jadhran’s assets within U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with him. In addition, the corresponding UN sanctions require all UN Member States to impose an asset freeze and travel ban.

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