Mohamed Shalgham being embraced by Libya's deputy to the United Nations, Ibrahim Dabbashi
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UN ambassador's tears for Libya

Libya's ambassador to the UN, Mohamed Shalgham, denounced Col Muammar Gaddafi on Friday, just three days after praising him as "my friend".

He told the Security Council he "could not believe" Col Gaddafi's troops were firing on the protesters, but having seen the Libyan leader call for the protests to be put down by force, he was now backing sanctions.

When he finished speaking, he was embraced by his weeping deputy, Ibrahim Dabbashi, who in turn was hugged by other diplomats.

  • 26 Feb 2011
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