European Union sanctions against Libya

BRUSSELS - The European Union has agreed sanctions against
Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, including an arms embargo, asset
freeze and visa ban.
      Monday's decision was made by the EU ambassadors meeting to
assess the rapidly deteriorating situation in the north African
nation, two EU sources said. They spoke on condition of anonymity
because the decision still had to be announced officially.
      The move came after days of increasing protest against the
hundreds of deaths caused by Gadhafi military resistance against
the popular uprising in his country.
      The measures are aimed at reinforcing Saturday's U.N. Security
Council measures. The EU also includes measures to ban sale of any
equipment that might be used for repression by Gadhafi.

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