26 Feb '11, 2am

Obama imposes sanctions on Libya

Obama imposes sanctions on Libya

TRIPOLI : Increasingly embattled Muammar Gaddafi tries to rally his supporters with a rabble-rousing speech in which he calls for them to fight on as the US imposes sanctions. In a brief but chilling address in Tripoli's Green Square, Gaddafi told hundreds of cheering supporters to prepare themselves for a fight to defend the city. Libya's envoy to the United Nations, Mohammed Shalgham, a childhood friend of Gaddafi, became the latest official to abandon him, with a diplomat saying he had joined his deputy Ibrahim Dabbashi in defecting. "Please, the United Nations, save Libya. Let there be no bloodshed, no killing of innocents. We want a decisive, rapid and courageous resolution from you," Shalgham told the Security Council. Gaddafi loyalists had earlier killed several people in shooting that spread through Tripoli, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy became the first wor...

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