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Foreign Policy: US could slap sanctions on Russia over conflict in Libya

Foreign Policy has reported that the US House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee is lodging a bill that obliges Donald Trump administration to slap sanctions on Russia for links to the conflict in Libya.

The US Foreign Policy said the Libya Stability Act, which will be passed this week, would sanction Russia in a span of six months, thus allowing the US to scrap visas for Russians or freeze assets in US banks.

The American magazine said the pending act would allow the US to slap sanctions on Egypt if its President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi continued to send troops to support warlord Khalifa Haftar in Libya.

The US Foreign Policy magazine indicated that the endorsement of the Egyptian Parliament of deploying troops in Libya could pave the way for Cairo-Ankara confrontation and escalate the dimensions of the proxy war in Libya.



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