WASHINGTON - The US has frozen at least $30 billion in Libyan government assets as part of efforts to loosen besieged strongman Muammar Gaddafi's grip on power.
WASHINGTON - The US has frozen at least $30 billion in Libyan assets since enacting sanctions to punish embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi for the violent crackdown on protesters, a US official said.
WASHINGTON - International pressure began to mount on defiant Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to quit with the US issuing an ultimatum to him to surrender power "without delay" and the European Union imposing an arms embargo and other restrictions.
WASHINGTON - The US was weighing options of declaring a no-fly zone over Libya in response to its growing unrest, media reports said.
WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the US was reaching out to Libya's opposition as she renewed calls for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to step down.
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