Libya no-fly zone a UN decision, 'not US': Clinton

8th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Any decision to impose a no-fly zone over battle-torn Libya should be taken by the United Nations and "not the United States", US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Sky News on Tuesday.

"I think it's very important that it's not a US-led effort because this comes from the people of Libya themselves," Clinton said. "We think it is important that the United Nations make that decision."

"We'd like to see this resolved peacefully, we'd like to see him (Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi) go peacefully and we'd like to see a new government come peacefully," she added.

"If that's not possible we are going to work with the international community, but there are countries that do not agree with that.

"There is long road ahead for being able to resolve this," warned Clinton.

Earlier Tuesday, US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed to plan a "full spectrum" of action on Libya, including a possible no-fly zone, surveillance and a relief effort, the White House said.

© 2011 AFP

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