Libya handed ultimatum to stop attacks 'immediately'

18th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

France, Britain, the United States and Arab countries have told Libya's Moamer Kadhafi to "immediately" end attacks against his people or face military intervention based on a UN resolution, according to a statement received from the French presidency Friday.

It said the countries think "that a ceasefire must be put in place immediately, that is that all attacks against civilians must come to an end."

It went on to state that "Kadhafi must end his troops' advance on Benghazi and withdraw from Adjdabiyah, Misratah and Zawiyah.... That is not negotiable."

It also warned that if Kadhafi does not comply with the UN resolution, he will face "consequences" from the international community and "the resolution will be imposed by military means."

© 2011 AFP

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