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History of UN Sanctions on Libya

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Resolution 748 of 31 March 1992 imposed an arms and air embargo and a reduction of Libyan diplomatic personnel serving abroad. It also set up a Security Council sanctions committee.

Resolution 883 of 11 November 1993 tightened sanctions on Libya. In this resolution, the Security Council, among other items, approved the freezing of Libyan funds and financial resources in other countries and banned the provision to Libya of equipment for oil refining and transportation.

Resolution 1192 of 27 August 1998 reaffirmed that the measures set forth in its resolutions 748 (1992) and 883 (1993) remain in effect and binding on all Member States, and in this context reaffirmed the provisions of paragraph 16 of resolution 883 (1993), and decided that the aforementioned measures shall be suspended immediately if the Secretary-General reports to the Council that the two accused have arrived in the Netherlands for the purpose of trial before the court described in paragraph 2 of the resolution or have appeared for trial before an appropriate court in the United Kingdom or the United States, and that the Libyan Government has satisfied the French judicial authorities with regard to the bombing of UTA 772.

Resolution 1192 also expressed its intention to consider additional measures if the two accused have not arrived or appeared for trial promptly in accordance with paragraph 8 of the resolution.

The Security Council, at its 3992nd Meeting held on 8 April 1999, adopted a Presidential Statement (S/PRST/1999/10), in which it noted that the conditions for suspending the wide range of aerial, arms and diplomatic measures against the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya had been fulfilled as of 5 April, 1400 hours EST.

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