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EU imposes new Libya-Related Sanctions

By John Lee. The European Council today decided to impose targeted restrictive measures on two persons responsible for human rights abuses in Libya and three entities involved in violating the UN arms embargo in place for Libya: Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Warfalli (Commander of Benghazi-based al Saiqa Brigade); Moussa Diab ("directly engaged in serious human rights […]

US Sanctions Network Threatening the Security of Libya

From US Embassy in Libya: The United States has imposed financial sanctions on a network of smugglers contributing to the instability in Libya. These individuals include Libyan national Faysal al-Wadi (Wadi), operator of the vessel Maraya, and his two associates, Musbah Mohamad M Wadi (Musbah) and Nourddin Milood M Musbah (Nourddin), and the Malta-based company, […]

US Congress Pushes for Sanctions on Turkey, Russia

By Jack Detsch for Foreign Policy. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Congress Pushes for Sanctions on Turkey, Russia Over Libyan War U.S. lawmakers are advancing a bill that would compel the Trump administration to levy sanctions on Russia and Turkey […]

US threatens Sanctions in Libya Oil Row

By Al-Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. US threatens sanctions in bid to restore oil sharing in Libya The US government raised the specter of sanctions on unspecified parties involved in Libya's civil war yesterday after Libya's oil authority accused […]

US "Regrets Foreign Interference Against Libya's Economy"

After several days of intense diplomatic activity aimed at allowing the National Oil Corporation (NOC) to resume its vital and apolitical work as a way of defusing military tensions, the U.S. Embassy regrets that foreign-backed efforts against Libya's economic and financial sectors have impeded progress and heightened the risk of confrontation. Incursions by Wagner mercenaries […]

US Extends Sanctions on Gaddafi’s family

By John Lee. In a letter sent to the US Congress yesterday, President Donald Trump said that he has extended sanctions placed on the family of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi for another year “to protect against the diversion of assets”, citing the on-going conflict in the country as constituting an “extraordinary threat” to US […]

Democrats call on Trump to Sanction Hafter

By Bryant Harris for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Democrats call on Trump to sanction Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter Democrats are calling for sanctions on Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter [Haftar] amid concerns that the Donald Trump administration has been too […]

US Sanctions Libyan Militia Commander

By John Lee. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has taken action against Libyan Mahmud al-Warfalli (al-Warfalli). In a statement, OFAC said: "Mahmud al-Warfalli (al-Warfalli) serves as a commander of a militia known as the al-Saiqa Brigade.  Al-Warfalli is designated for being a foreign person who is responsible for, […]