Democrats call for sanctions on Khalifa Haftar
In the United States, democrats have demanded sanctions on Khalifa Haftar, Bryant Harris reported for Al-Monitor 12 February. According to the article, the democrats consider that the Trump administration has been too soft on Haftar and also denounce the Russian influence and support received by Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA). The call for sanctions on Haftar by the democrats is based under the 2017 US sanctions on Russia and is articulated in the line of US efforts to counter influence in Libya. The Libya file is a subject of significant interest in Washington, as both rival sides, the Government of National Accord (GNA) and Khalifa Haftar, have commissioned Washington-based lobby firms to defend their interest and win US support.
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