US eyes sanctions against Libya


The United States is considering a “full range of tools” including sanctions against Libya to stop a deadly crackdown on anti-regime protesters there, the State Department said Wednesday.

“We’re looking at a full range of tools and options that are available to us to achieve our goals of seeing an end of the violence in Libya and respect for the rights of the Libyan people,” spokesman Philip Crowley said.

“That certainly includes looking at sanctions that could be imposed either bilaterally or multilaterally,” Crowley told reporters, stressing the need for Washington to “coordinate our effort with the international community.”

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