February 25, 2011 / 7:45 PM / 6 years ago

U.S. suspends Tripoli embassy, moves to sanction Libya

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has suspended embassy operations in Libya and is moving forward with unilateral sanctions against the government of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Friday.

Carney told a news conference that Washington would also curtail its limited military cooperation with Libya and that the United States supports suspending Libya from the United Nations.

Reporting by Alister Bull; Editing by Eric Beech

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