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  • Sponsor Terror, Lose Business: Iran, Libya Sanctions Up for Renewal

    Lawmakers are set to debate whether to continue restricting foreign access to Iranian and Libyan oil resources as punishment for those countries’ support of terrorism. The Iran-Libya Sanctions Act — commonly known as ILSA — was passed unanimously in 1996 and calls for sanctions against foreign companies investing in Iran’s and Libya’s energy sector. American… More ▸

  • Russia to Help Libya with Nukes

    On the heels of reports that Russia is helping Iran develop missile technology, Moscow appears to be ready to increase its dealings with Libya. The Russian minister for emergency situations has announced that Russia is ready to start talks with Libya on overhauling one of its nuclear research centers. A Russian news agency quoted unidentified… More ▸

  • Farrakhan’s Critics Applaud U.S. Prohibition of Libyan Gift

    The Clinton administration’s decision to deny Louis Farrakhan’s request to receive $1 billion from Libya came as a welcome relief to the Nation of Islam leader’s leading critics. Farrakhan submitted an application last week to the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the U.S. Treasury Department asking for permission to receive $1 billion in humanitarian… More ▸

  • Farrakhan’s Critics Urge Denial of Libya’s $1 Billion

    As Louis Farrakhan awaits word from the federal government about whether he will be allowed to accept a $1 billion gift from Libya, the Nation of Islam leader’s leading critics are calling on the Clinton administration to block the transaction. Farrakhan submitted an application last week to the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the… More ▸

  • U.S. Moves Toward Penalization of Firms Investing in Iran, Libya

    The United States has moved one step closer to imposing broad economic sanctions against foreign firms that invest in Iran and Libya. In a voice vote Tuesday night, the Senate approved a measure that would impose sanctions on overseas businesses that contract with Libya’s and Iran’s lucrative energy industries or assist the outcast states in… More ▸

  • France Rebukes Iran, Libya for Lauding Attacks in Israel

    France has canceled a visit by Iran’s deputy foreign minister to protest Tehran’s praise for the recent suicide bombings in Israel. In addition to the cancellation of Mahmoud Vaezi’s planned visit later this month, French officials summoned the ambassadors of Iran and Libya to “confirm our disapproval of the Iranian and Libyan reactions to the… More ▸

  • Gadhafi’s Son, Menem Talk As U.S. Balks at Libyan U.N. Council Seat

    The son of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi met with Argentine President Carlos Menem last week during a trip to “search of investment opportunities.” Libya has been seeking Argentine assistance in lifting U.N. sanctions imposed after Libya refused to extradite terrorists linked to the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland. Libya is… More ▸

  • Abie Nathan Visits Libya, but Fails to Meet Gadhafi

    Israeli peace activist Abie Nathan visited Libya this week, but failed to meet with Moammar Gadhafi after being told that the Libyan leader had a sore throat. Nathan visited Libya on the understanding that he would be granted an interview by Gadhafi, but left Tripoli on Tuesday with only verbal replies to his written questions,… More ▸

  • 200 Libyan Moslems Go to Israel on Unique Religious Pilgrimage

    Roughly 200 Libyan Moslems arrived here Monday on a pilgrimage to Islamic holy sites, an unprecedented trip by citizens of a country that has repeatedly declared itself to be an implacable foe of Israel. The trip has raised hopes that relations between the two countries, formally at war, will improve. The pilgrims entered Jerusalem during… More ▸