Moamer Kadhafi threatened to turn into “hell” the lives of anyone who attacks Libya in line with a UN Security Council resolution passed overnight.
His remarks came in an interview with Portuguese state television, a tape of which AFP has obtained a copy, just hours before the Security Council voted late Thursday to permit “all necessary measures” to establish the no-fly zone, protect civilian areas and impose a ceasefire on his military.
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany on Saturday dismissed a Libyan invitation to send observers to monitor a ceasefire between government forces and rebels, saying that only the United Nations should carry out the task.
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The U.S. administration emphasized that the response was intended to be “time limited.” Lawmakers expressed a variety of concerns. But in interviews, several expressed confidence in the president’s plans.