EU extends Libya sanctions to six ports
European Union sanctions against Libya are to be extended to six port authorities in the country, the bloc announced on Tuesday, DPA reports.
In a statement, the EU said the move was decided "in view of the gravity of the situation in the country," where insurgents are fighting against Moamer Gaddafi's regime, which is also being targeted by NATO air raids.
The six port authorities are set to be hit with an asset freeze as of Wednesday, when the EU decision is due to be published in its official journal.
The fresh sanctions add to an existing arms embargo and expand a list of Libyan enterprises and regime members subject to asset freezes and travel bans.