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U.S. May Soon Lift Some Economic Sanctions on Libya

The United States said on Friday that it may soon allow U.S. citizens to visit Libya using American passports and to spend money there, lifting some of the many U.S. economic sanctions on Tripoli to reflect its decision to give up weapons of mass destruction. A statement issued by the U.S. embassy in London also said Libya and the United States discussed on Friday the possibility of establishing a small diplomatic presence in each other’s capitals — which would be another major step toward easing the countries’ long-strained relationship. U.S., Libyan and British officials met in London on Friday to take stock of Libya’s Dec. 19 announcement that it had decided to give up weapons of mass destruction and what U.S. officials describe as its “excellent” cooperation with U.S. and British arms experts who are dismantling such arms programs. Full Story

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