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    The United States and European countries are concerned over the dissolution of the Libyan parliament and threaten to impose sanctions on Tripoli.

    WASHINGTON, November 7 (RIA Novosti) – The international community has expressed a deep concern over Libyan Supreme Court’s decision to declare its parliament unconstitutional, a statement published by the US State Department on Friday said.

    “We are deeply concerned by the situation of political polarization in Libya. We are studying carefully the decision of the [Libyan] Supreme Court, its context and consequences,” a joint statement by the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain, and the United Kingdom said.

    The international community urges all parties to cooperate with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General “to ensure immediate and inclusive consultations among the stakeholders to agree on the way forward,” according to the statement.

    On Thursday, Libya’s Supreme Court ruled that Libyan parliament must be dissolved as the elections held in June were unconstitutional. According to Libyan law, the decision cannot be appealed.

    Libya is currently facing its worst wave of violence since the 2011 overthrow of its long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi and the subsequent civil war. The ensuing power vacuum has allowed numerous militias in the country to run rampant.

    Last month, the United States, France, Britain, Italy and Germany said that they would consider introducing sanctions against Libya in the face of growing violence in the country.

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