Austria may freeze Libyan finance manager's assets

VIENNA - Austria is considering widening

an asset freeze list to include a top official at the Libyan
Investment Authority (LIA) because of possible links to Muammar
Gaddafi's inner circle, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

The ministry said it had had asked Austria's National Bank

to consider the measures against Mustafa Zarti, the LIA's deputy
chief, following international sanctions on Gaddafi's family and
associates. Zarti has an Austrian passport, it said.