U.S. places sanctions on speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives
The United States Treasury Department has sanctioned Ageela Salah, president and speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) for blocking the formation of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA).
|John E. Smith, acting director of the department, claimed that Salah "is responsible for stalling political progress in Libya. Today's action sends a clear message that the U.S, government will continue to target those who undermine the peace, securiity, and stability of Libya." He said that all property and interests of property of Salah that were within the jurisdiction of the US or in the control of Americans are blocked. and that Americans were "generally prohibited" from carrying out any transactions with him.|