EU extends sanctions on Aqilah Saleh, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, Nuri Abu Sahmain for six more months

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The European Council has prolonged the sanctions against Libya targeting three persons for six months to come.

On April 1st, 2016, the EU Council added three persons – Aqilah Saleh, the Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, the Prime Minister of the General National Congress; and Nuri Abu Sahmain, The President of the internationally unrecognised General National Congress – to the list of people subject to EU restrictive measures against Libya.

The three sanctioned persons are viewed as an obstruction to the implementation of the Libyan Political Agreement of 17 December 2015 and the formation of a Government of National Accord in Libya, the EU stated.

The EU Council also explained in its statement that it remains concerned about the situation in Libya, and in particular about acts that threaten the peace, security or stability of the country, and that impede or undermine the successful completion of Libya’s political transition.

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