Posts Tagged ‘US’

US welcomes results of Palermo Conference for Libya

  • 14 November 2018 - 18:11
US welcomes results of Palermo Conference for Libya

The United States welcomes the conclusions announced by the Government of Italy following the November 12-13 conference on Libya in Palermo, which brought Libyan and international leaders together to advance our shared goal of helping Libya’s institutions break their political deadlock and ensure...

Joint statement by international community calls for holding ceasefire in Libya’s capital

  • 27 September 2018 - 20:55
Joint statement by international community calls for holding ceasefire in Libya’s capital

At the invitation of French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian, Ministers and high representatives of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Niger, Italy, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, the European Union, the African Union and the Arab League, gathered in New York...

US Treasury Department sanctions former oil facilities guard commander Ibrahim Jadhran

  • 12 September 2018 - 20:26
US Treasury Department sanctions former oil facilities guard commander Ibrahim Jadhran

The US Department of the Treasury has sanctioned the former leader of  Libyan Petroleum Facilities Guard (PFG), Ibrahim Jadhran (Jodran), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) said in a post on its website on Wednesday. "OFAC designated Ibrahim Jadhran… for being the leader...

US blocks request at the UN Security Council to return frigate to Libya

  • 8 September 2018 - 13:06
US blocks request at the UN Security Council to return frigate to Libya

The United States has blocked a request for the UN Security Council to allow a Libyan navy vessel's return home to combat migrant smuggling, documents obtained by AFP on Thursday showed. The El Hani frigate was taking on water when it was sent to Malta in 2013 to undergo extensive repairs under...

US, Italy, France, UK welcome ceasefire in Libya’s capital

  • 5 September 2018 - 20:51
US, Italy, France, UK welcome ceasefire in Libya’s capital

The governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcome the result of the mediation reached today by the United Nations Support Mission that aims to deescalate violence in and around Tripoli and ensure the protection of civilians. "We reiterate our strong support for...

US, UK, Italy, and France condemn clashes in Libya’s capital

  • 1 September 2018 - 16:58
US, UK, Italy, and France condemn clashes in Libya’s capital

The governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn the continued escalation of violence in and around Tripoli that has caused many casualties and continues to endanger the lives of innocent civilians. "We reiterate that the targeting of civilians and...

US Africa Command kills ISIS terrorist in drone attack in Libya

  • 28 August 2018 - 21:34
US Africa Command kills ISIS terrorist in drone attack in Libya

A US airstrike killed a suspected ISIS militant in Libya on Tuesday, the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) said. AFRICOM said in a statement that the airstrike on the northwestern town of Bani Walid was carried out in coordination with the UN-backed government based in Tripoli. AFRICOM did not...

Turkey’s central bank launches “rescue measures” as the lira slides

  • 13 August 2018 - 20:18
Turkey’s central bank launches “rescue measures” as the lira slides

Turkey's central bank on Monday announced it was taking all necessary measures to ensure financial stability after the collapse of the lira, promising to provide "all the liquidity the banks need". The Turkish currency reached a new record low of 7.24 against the US dollar in Asia Pacific trade...

Italy’s Prime Minister says Libya’s rush into elections isn’t viable

  • 8 August 2018 - 20:43
Italy’s Prime Minister says Libya’s rush into elections isn’t viable

The Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, said on Wednesday that it is not vital for Libya to vote this year, signaling doubts about a French-led push to hold elections on December 15 this year to stabilise and unify the country.  Conte told journalists in Rome on Wednesday that the Italy...

US to revive sanctions against Iran

  • 6 August 2018 - 16:11
US to revive sanctions against Iran

The United States expects economic sanctions that it is re-imposing on Iran this week to further cripple the Iranian economy and will aggressively enforce the measures, senior U.S. administration officials said on Monday. The so-called snapback sanctions, due to come into force early on Tuesday,...