Britain's Cameron says 'need to look at' Libya oil sanctions

11th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

British Prime Minister David Cameron called Friday on the European Union and international community to consider imposing additional sanctions on Libya's oil industry.

The Conservative premier said "consideration is being given" by EU leaders, after an emergency summit on Libya in Brussels, to choking off the flow of money to Moamer Kadhafi's regime from the oil fields it still controls.

"The point was made very powerfully by Cathy Ashton (the EU's foreign affairs chief) that the regime is still in receipt of very large amounts of money from its oil revenues."

"We do need to look at that," he said, adding it was "complicated... as many of the oil fields are in rebel territory, but it's one we need to get right."

© 2011 AFP

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