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Obama extends national emergency for Libya

Obama said the situation in Libya continued to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the United States

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President Barack Obama has extended the national emergency for Libya for a period of one year, Reuters news agency reported on Monday.

The agency said Obama sent a formal letter to Congress on Monday extending a national emergency for Libya for a year because of the conflict over power and access to the country's resources.

"The situation in Libya continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States," Obama said in his letter to Congress.

(With Reuters)