Sen. Casey Calls for Sanctions on Libya

WASHINGTON, DC— U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, released the following statement today calling for sanctions to be imposed on Libya:

“I strongly condemn the deplorable violence employed by Colonel Qaddafi against peaceful demonstrators in Libya.

“Along with the international community, the United States should impose tough sanctions on Libya now and show Qaddafi that his barbaric actions violate the most basic norms of how a government should treat its citizens.

“In addition, the United Nations Security Council should examine the entire array of options available to it, potentially including a no-fly zone over Libya.  The killing of innocent demonstrators must stop now.”

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