UN council to discuss Libya

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UN council to discuss Libya

Post by Strawberry on Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:38 am

This article is worth reading from the link as it contains the reactions of all the political leaders. There is also a photo of 2 dead martyrs which I found really moving so be warned as its not graphic but very emotional:

An extraordinary meeting of the Arab League will also take place on Tuesday as leaders express alarm over crackdown.

The UN Security Council will hold a closed-door meeting on Tuesday to discuss the crisis in Libya, diplomats said.

They said the meeting, known as consultations, had been requested by Libyan deputy ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi and would start at 1400 GMT.

Dabbashi and other diplomats at Libya's mission to the UN announced on Monday that they had sided with protesters in Libya and were calling for the overthrow of long-time Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani, Qatar's prime minister and foreign minister, called for an extraordinary meeting of the Arab League to take place on Tuesday.

The aim is to discuss the current crisis in Libya and to put additional "pressure" on the government, Al-Thani told Al Jazeera.


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