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TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Coun tries barred Libyan je ts from th e ir a irsp a ce and o rd e re d d ip lo m a ts to go hom e on Wednesday, tightening a noose a ro un d the A ra b c o u n try to pressure i t to tu rn over sus pects in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. The punitive measures were sa nc tio ns a pp roved by the United Nations, bu t a defiant L ibya tr ie d to f lo u t them by sending its je ts in to the sky. They were tu rned away — in one case by fighter jets. L ibya summoned d ip lom ats fro m B r ita in , F rance , Ita ly , Sweden, B e lg iu m and Czechoslovakia, and told them some of their number would be expelled, Libyan television re ported Wednesday night. Libya also said no Libyan airline tick ets would be sold to citizens of countries supporting the sanc tions. Although there is Arab senti m en t a ga in s t the sanctions , nations in the region abided by a U.N. resolution passed March 31 banning arms sales to Libya and calling on countries to cut back Libyan d ip lom atic staffs. Despite the grounding of flights, land and sea links rem ained, inc lud ing fe rry service to the nearby island of Malta. A t th is po in t, the sanctions could prove more troublesome than crippling. They do not in clude a boycott o f L ib ya ’s o il sales, w h ic h accoun t fo r 90 percent o f the country ’s earn ings. B r it is h F o re ig n S e c re ta ry D oug las H u rd to ld B r it is h Broadcasting Corp. rad io that oil sanctions may be next. But th is would be a d iff ic u lt step, since the current sanctions re ceive only lukew arm support fro m m any S e cu rity C ouncil members and are not nearly as tough as those imposed on Iraq when it invaded Kuwait. Libyan crude is v ita l to the West, especially Italy, and some oil experts believe an embargo co u ld b a c k fire on W este rn economies. A tightening of the screws on T r ip o l i a lso w o u ld inc rease popular pressure on Arab gov ernments, which argue they are being asked to enforce sanc tio ns on a n o th e r A rab sta te while Israel, subject of num er ous U.N. resolutions, goes un punished.