08 Mar '11, 3am

Japan approves UN sanctions against Libya

Japan approves UN sanctions against Libya

TOKYO: Japan approved sanctions on Tuesday against Libya, including an assets freeze and travel ban against several regime leaders, in line with a UN resolution agreed last month, officials said. Prime Minister Naoto Kan's cabinet decided to immediately freeze any assets held in Japan by regime leader Muammer Gaddafi's and five others, and ban them and 10 others from entering and leaving Japan. The UN Security Council, with strong support from Arab and African nations, on February 26 unanimously passed sanctions against the Gaddafi regime with the aim of stopping a crackdown on anti-government forces. "Under the sanction, Japan will freeze the assets of Gaddafi and his family members," said a foreign ministry official, adding that the ministry was now trying to ascertain what assets if any they hold in Japan. The measures approved by Japan also technically include "a ban o...

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