U.S. Freezes Assets Of Muammar Qaddafi And His Family
President Obama has ordered a freeze on the U.S. assets of Muammar Qaddafi and members of his family and regime.
The executive order says that Qaddafi “and close associates have taken extreme measures against the people of Libya, including by using weapons of war, mercenaries, and wanton violence against unarmed civilians.”
Obama, in a statement, criticized the Libyan government for its “continued violation of human rights, brutalization of its people, and outrageous threats” and said the regime must be held accountable.
“We will stand steadfastly with the Libyan people in their demand for universal rights, and a government that is responsive to their aspirations,” he said. “Their human dignity cannot be denied.”