US, European powers call for 'immediate' halt to Libya violence

The United States has joined Britain, France, Germany and Italy in calling for an "immediate" end to long-running violence there between government forces and militias.

Washington: The United States has joined Britain, France, Germany and Italy in calling for an "immediate" end to long-running violence there between government forces and militias.

The countries also said they were ready to use individual sanctions against hostile actors who "threaten the peace, stability or security of Libya or obstruct or undermine the political process," according to a joint statement Saturday.  

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