Austria may freeze Libyan finance manager's assets

VIENNA - Austria is considering wideningan asset freeze list to include a top official at the LibyanInvestment Authority (LIA) because of possible links to MuammarGaddafi's inner circle, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

The ministry said it had had asked Austria's National Bankto consider the measures against Mustafa Zarti, the LIA's deputychief, following international sanctions on Gaddafi's family andassociates. Zarti has an Austrian passport, it said.

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