Obama keeps Libya sanctions in place
WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Thursday extended by one year the national emergency order allowing sanctions against Libya to remain in place, the White House announced.
In a letter to congressional leaders, Obama said he was concerned by ongoing threats posed to US interests by the family of late Libyan strongman Moamer Kadhafi and members of his deposed regime.
“We are in the process of winding down the sanctions in response to the many positive developments in Libya, including the fall of Kadhafi and his government,” Obama said. (Continue story)