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Biden extends national emergency pertaining to Libya by one year

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, extended Thursday national emergency with respect to Libya for one more year, according to an executive order Biden had signed at the White House. 

“The situation in Libya continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and measures are needed to protect against the diversion of assets or other abuses by members of Qadhafi’s (Gaddafi’s) family, their associates, and other persons hindering Libyan national reconciliation,” said Biden in an executive order.

Biden also notified House of Representatives Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and the Senate leadership in a letter, saying he had determined it was necessary to continue the national emergency as regards to Libya.

The first US emergency was declared on February 25, 2011 amid the revolution against Muammar Gaddafi, for using violence against civilians and misappropriating Libyan state assets.

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