Thursday, March 17, 2011
The US has signalled that the international community should “go beyond” a no-fly zone in Libya, suggesting military intervention for the first time.
Susan Rice, the US ambassador to the United Nations spoke ahead of a Security Council vote due today on the no fly zone being implemented to halt Col Gaddafi’s attacks on rebels.
While China, Russia, Germany and other members of the 15-member council have expressed opposition or doubts about military action in Libya, the United States said even stronger measures than a no-fly zone may be needed.
A draft resolution which includes a no-fly zone has been put forward for a vote on Thursday. Britain, France and the United States had acted “to put pressure on the council to act quickly and decisively,” said one diplomat, announcing the move.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 9:22 am