US Embassy in Libya closed and US sanctions imposed

- Posted in America by Visa Bureauon 02 March 2011

Washington has also warned that its spies were seeking evidence of "atrocities" and told banks to look out for shifting Libyan assets. 

White House spokesman Jay Carney said sanctions would include unilateral American steps and multilateral measures with US partners to “pressure the regime in Libya to stop killing its own people".

The US Embassy in Tripoli, only opened in 2006 during a tentative reconnection in US-Libya ties, was closed for security reasons and all diplomatic personnel withdrawn.

Last Friday, an international flight and a chartered ferry carrying US citizens departed Tripoli. After a choppy Mediterranean crossing, the vessel of nearly 300 Americans and other foreigners arrived into Malta.

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