The United Kingdom, United States, France and Canada sanctioned Gadaffi’s Government
Libya, February 26, 2011
The U.S. government imposed sanctions to the Libyan government, and argued that “the legitimacy of Gaddafi has been reduced to zero”.
Meanwhile, in response to the repression ordered by the Libyan leader, President Obama signed an order to freezing the assets of Gadaffi, his family and officials, as well as the Libyan government, the country’s central bank and sovereign funds.
“These penalties, therefore, point to the Gaddafi government, while protecting the assets belonging to the Libyan people” said Obama in a statement”.
France, meanwhile, ordered to place under surveillance the property of the leader Gaddafi, the members of his family and his inner circle.
The UK also announced the temporary closure of its embassy in Tripoli and has withdrawn its diplomatic staff due to the deteriorating security situation.
For its part Canada evacuated staff from its embassy and suspended its diplomatic presence in Libya because of the violence generated by the repression of the protests, official sources said today.