Sanctions issues

07/19/1999
The U.S. has thwarted, at least for now, a move in the United Nations Security Council to lift economic sanctions against Libya.The U.N. suspended the sanctions Apr. 5 after Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi`s government surrendered two suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland.Six developing countries later asked the Security Council to revoke the sanctions, but the U.S. objected.In a compromise, the suspended sanctions were retained, but the council commended Libya for "positive developments" and said the bans would be lifted "as soon as possible in conformity with the relevant U.N. resolutions."The U.S. argued the resolutions demand that Libya help with the investigat...
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