10 Mar '11, 8pm

UN Security Council deadlock on Libya no-fly zone

UN Security Council deadlock on Libya no-fly zone

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council is deadlocked over whether to vote on a no-fly zone over Libya and anxiously waiting to see the results of key European Union, Arab League and African Union meetings to decide future action, diplomats said on Thursday. There is a split between key countries on the council over a proposed no-fly zone to counter Muammar Gaddafi's assault on rebel forces which one Arab ambassador to the UN called "a major rift." France and Britain have drawn up a resolution on a no-fly zone which has not been officially sent to other members. China and Russia oppose moves for the council to approve even tentative military action. Germany and other countries have called for a tightening of existing sanctions. France has become the first country to recognise the Libyan rebel government and a French source has told AFP that President Nicolas Sarkozy favour...

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