US sanctions on Russia, Turkey for their interference in the Libyan conflict

​​​​​​​A number of US lawmakers are preparing to introduce a bill calling on the administration of US President Donald Trump to impose sanctions on Turkey and Russia for their role in fueling the conflict in Libya.

And the American foreign policy magazine revealed on Wednesday about this bill, which is being prepared in the House and Congress, which forces the Trump administration to impose sanctions on Turkey and Russia, amid warnings from the US Defense Department about the deployment of foreign mercenaries in the burning region.

According to the council, the Libyan stability law, which is expected to be issued by the House Foreign Affairs Committee this week, will impose mandatory sanctions on the two countries within six months, giving the White House ample room to cancel US entry visas or freeze funds in American banks to prevent Russia and Turkey from setting up a bridge over the Mediterranean.

"We do not want Russia to establish a foothold in Libya, threatening NATO and Europe," one of the House aides familiar with the legislation told "Foreign Policy," adding, in reference to the Turkish and Russian presidents, "Erdogan and Putin are retreating when the sanctions are waved."

This legislation comes with the intensification of the conflict in Libya, especially with the increase of Ankara's interventions that support arms GNA and mercenaries, against the Libyan army.

Returning to the bill, which was first introduced in the House of Representatives last year by Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch, and in the Senate by Democratic Senator Chris Conez, he calls for tough decisions against human rights violators and oil thieves in Libya.

As it did before, Congress is trying to get the Trump administration to take action against Russia and Turkey because of their foreign policy mistakes, especially in Libya.

Congress has an open appetite for punishing Russia, especially after the US-African command released satellite imagery showing forces from the Wagner Group supporting the Libyan army and reinforcing its position in the city of Sirte.

The Pentagon also announced last week that Turkey had sent about 4,000 Syrian mercenaries to Libya during the first three months of this year.

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