• Kyodo News


Japan will join international sanctions against Libya if necessary, Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Friday.

The comment came after the U.N. Security Council unanimously voted Feb. 26 to back a sanctions resolution aimed at ending the Libyan government’s attacks on its citizens.

“We would like to respond if we judge that international collaboration is necessary,” Noda told a news conference.

Under the U.N. resolution, Tokyo would freeze the assets of six Libyans, including the African country’s leader, Moammar Gadhafi, if they possess any assets in Japan, a Finance Ministry official said.

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