US on Libya: 'This council's purpose is... to protect civilians'
The UN Security Council has backed a resolution that supports military action in Libya.
US ambassador Susan Rice said: "This council's purpose is clear - to protect innocent civilians."
"Col Gaddafi, and those who still stand by him, continue to grossly and systematically abuse the most-fundamental human rights of Libya's people."
17 Mar 2011
- From the section Middle East