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China, Russia And India Block Libya Sanctions

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The British and French governments want more UN sanctions against Libya but are being blocked by China, Russia and India.

Sky News sources in New York say that among a range of extra measures sought is a proposal to add Libyan state TV to the list of Libyan companies with which it would become illegal to do business. The two governments argue that state TV is aiding the Gaddafi war aims by broadcasting propaganda.

Libyan TV is partially broadcast via satellite companies Arab Sat, Nile Sat and Euro Sat. If it was listed, they could no longer accept payments from Tripoli. That might encourage the companies to consider whether to continue to carry the Libyan TV signal.

China, Russia and India have all called for Nato’s bombing campaign against Libya to stop.

Sky News also understands that within Nato, the Americans, British and France are debating with other countries to see if the list of military targets in Libya can be widened.


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