Germany calls for new Libya sanctions

6th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has called for new sanctions against Moamer Kadhafi's regime in Libya and for a new meeting of the UN Security Council, a report said Sunday.

"What is happening in Libya deeply worries me," Westerwelle told Welt am Sonntag in an interview published Sunday.

"Targetted sanctions against those responsible for crimes against the Libyan people are necessary," he said.

"Financial flows (towards Libya) must be blocked. ... It is in any case clear that the international community's actions must be authorised by the UN Security Council," he said.

The Security Council has already ordered a travel ban and assets freeze against Kadhafi and his entourage, as well as an investigation into whether crimes against humanity have been committed in a crackdown on an anti-regime uprising.

© 2011 AFP

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