France, Britain, US agree on NATO Libya role: White House

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US President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron have agreed NATO should play a key role in the command structure of the Libya mission, the White House said Tuesday.

Obama telephoned British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy to discuss the situation in Libya, where the three countries are leading military strikes against Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi.

"They reviewed the substantial progress that's been made in terms of halting the advance of Kadhafi's forces on Benghazi as well as the establishment of a no-fly zone," said White House spokesman Ben Rhodes.

They also agreed that "NATO should play a key role in the command structure going forward," said Rhodes, who was traveling with Obama as he began the final stop of a three-nation Latin America tour in El Salvador.


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