White House: Libya’s national emergency status to continue in effect
The US President Joe Biden has extended the national emergency status for Libya for another year, according to a statement released by the White House on Thursday.
"The situation in Libya continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States," said Biden in a notice sent to the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.
President Biden stressed the need for measures to prevent the misuse of funds and other violations by members of the Gaddafi family and persons associated with them, as well as others who constitute obstacles to national reconciliation in Libya.
The national emergency concerning Libya was signed for the first time by US President Barack Obama on February 25, 2011, and requires an extension every year.
This decree stipulates the imposition of restrictions on all of Gaddafi's sons, key members of his government, and those involved in any way in human rights violations in Libya.