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US decides sanctions on Khalifa Al-Ghwail


The United States President, Barack Obama, agreed to impose economic sanctions and on visa issuance against those threatening peace, security and stability in Libya, including the Prime Minister of the Salvation Government in Tripoli, Khalifa Al-Ghwail.

The US decision came after three weeks from the same step decided by the European Union. A US presidential decree expands sanctions imposed in 2011 against then-Libyan authorities. Obama asked Treasury Ministry to freeze Al-Ghwail’s assets in the United States and Infinite from entering the US. Al-Ghwail is the only one targeted by the US sanctions, but Obama’s decree mentioned all those blocking the peace process in Libya.

The Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) failed, Monday, to hold the vote of confidence in the Government of National Accord (GNA), which is empowering its authorities since arriving in Tripoli last month.