Economic terrorism: U.S.-led embargo of Libya

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Mandela urges end to sanctions against Libya
South News, 24 October 1997. Nelson Mandela urged the UN to lift sanctions on Libya because it harm “our African brothers and sisters”. Mandela’s call was a rebuff to the US, the main backer of the sanctions. “We should all redouble our efforts to have Africa’s collective voice heard in the councils of the world in finding such fair, just and even-handed solutions”.
Growing Opposition to US Libya Sanctions
By Lisa Macdonald, Green Left Weekly, 5 November 1997. South African President Nelson Mandela has accused the US administration of racism and condemned its “arrogance to dictate” to South African leaders not go to Libya. Mandela said his visit fulfilled a moral commitment to Libya, which “supported us during our struggle when others were working with the apartheid regime”.
UN to debate Libya sanctions
South News, 8 March 1998. The Security Council decided to debate the sanctions imposed on Libya since 1992 in light of a recent world court ruling. But the UK and US rejected combining the public meeting requested by Arab and African states, with the council’s periodic review of sanctions against Libya.
Embargo costs $5 billion
Workers World, 16 April 1998. Libya’s industry has lost more than $5 billion since 1992 as a result of the UN embargo led by the US and UK. They charge Libya with “terrorism” and have insisted that it extradite two citizens accused of bombing a U.S. airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Resolution supporting Libyan Arab peoples Jamahiriya, condemning genocidal UN sanctions
Diplomatic dispatch from the Lakota Nation, 8 May 1998. Libya is suffering genocidal destruction and death at the hands of the United States-backed U.N. Essential medical supplies and Food are being denied to the People of Libya, denying them basic Human Rights according to the Genocide Convention.