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Douglas Alexander MP, Labour's Foreign Secretary, said:

"It's a welcome step that agreement has been reached at the United Nations to release hundreds of millions of pounds of frozen assets of the old Libyan regime.

"By taking diplomatic action such as this, the international community can play a constructive role in helping the National Transitional Council undertake the difficult task of moving beyond the Gaddafi era."

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