gaddafi at summit ed.jpgThe United States has imposed sanctions on the Libyan government.

US President, Barack Obama signed an executive order blocking transactions involving assets of the Libyan leader, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, and several of his close associates.

On the other hand, the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on the body’s Security Council to take action over the Libya situation.

Meanwile, the Libyan leader has urged his countrymen to arm themselves and defend the nation and its oil against anti- government elements.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the Libyan leader, said reports of extreme violence are an exaggerated media campaign run by hostile Arab television  channels.