- UN suspends Libya from Human Rights Council
- U.S., allies discuss measures against Gaddafi and his regime
- EU approves sanctions against Gaddafi
- Russia condemns Libya over use of force against civilians - Medvedev
Russia and NATO could discuss the situation in Libya during a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council in Brussels on Wednesday, Russia's envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said.
"I am not ruling out the possibility that the situation in Libya may be discussed during the meeting, although the issue is not on the official agenda," Rogozin told RIA Novosti after a working meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Tuesday.
Rogozin said that despite serious disagreements among members on alliance's involvement in possible military actions against Muammar Gaddafi's regime, NATO would most certainly act only on approval by the UN Security Council.
The international community has already condemned the violence by Libyan authorities that reportedly killed up to 2,000 people in clashes between protesters and supporters of leader Muammar Gaddafi since a popular uprising began on February 15. Inspired by recent revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, Libyans are demanding an end to Gaddafi's 42-year authoritarian rule.
On Tuesday, the United Nations suspended Libya's membership in the UN Human Rights Council in an effort to persuade the country's regime to stop violence against protesters.
BRUSSELS, March 2 (RIA Novosti)
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: The World’s Most Notorious Prisons
Infographics: Group of Eight: Countries and Permanent Members
Cartoons: Polar Explorer Day
News that Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin would resign in order to run for the mayoral election in September came as quite a shock. Sobyanin’s political potential is fairly dubious, not to mention his approval ratings. He has not finished many of the projects he initiated and the electoral effect from these projects is expected to come a bit later than September 2013. Sobyanin’s opponents were not entirely unprepared for this blitzkrieg.