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Obama: Libya in 'hands of the people'

Libya's future is now in the hands of the Libyan people, Barack Obama has said in a speech at a UN meeting in New York.

President Obama said the US would stand alongside Libya as it goes through its transition, describing them as a 'friend and partner'.

He also announced the reopening of the American embassy in Tripoli.

  • 20 Sep 2011
  • From the section Africa