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Libya gov’t asks UN to release $150bln assets

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Laaska news  Dec. 11, 2011

The leaders of the Libyan interim government have appealed to the UN asking it to release $150 billion in funds frozen when an uprising to topple Muammar Gaddafi began in February.

The interim government says it needs the money to pay the wages of public sector workers and to start re-building state institutions.

The UN, however, said it had doubts that Libya`s interim government was strong and united enough to use such huge sums of money.

Gunmen opened fire on Saturday on a convoy accompanying army chief Maj-Gen Khalifa Haftar, with another attack on government army column taking place later that day.

(RBK, RIAN, Reuters),VOR.

Laaska News.