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Council of EU extends sanctions on Libyan political figures

The Council of European Union has decided to extend the European sanctions concerning the freezing of assets and the travel ban on the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh, President of the General National Congress Nouri Abusahmain, and the Former President of the National Salvation Government Khalifa Al-Ghawil for another six months.

The European Union clarified that the sanctions were imposed because of the involvement of the three officials in obstructing the implementation of the Libyan political agreement and impeding the formation of a government of national accord.

On April 1, the European Council decided to renew sanctions against Saleh, Abusahmain, and Al-Ghawil for another six months, after it ended on September 29.

The sanctions excluded the main spoiler of Libyan political agreement warlord Khalifa Haftar.

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