The sanctions recently voted by the U. N. Security Council could claim an unintended victim: Italy. Libya, where over 1,500 Italians work, has relied on Italy as its preferred European trading partner. Rome worries that side effects from the sanctions, which include a ban on air travel to Libya, could further sap an Italian economy already weakened by recession. The measures will go into effect if Libya fails to hand over two suspects in the 1988 Pan Am airliner bombing.

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