Ansar al-Sharia in Libya may be blacklisted by UN members, diplomats say

November 5, 2014 04:32

Britain, the United States and France have proposed that Islamist extremist group Ansar al-Sharia in Libya be blacklisted under the United Nations al-Qaida sanctions regime, diplomats said on Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

If all 15 members of the UN Security Council's al-Qaida sanctions committee agree, the group will be added to the list on Nov. 19 and subjected to an arms embargo and a global travel ban and asset freeze, the diplomats said.Australian UN Ambassador Gary Quinlan, president of the Security Council this month, told reporters that council members would be looking in general at the possibility of broadening UN sanctions to target those undermining stability in Libya.

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