Susan Rice, United States Ambassador to the United Nations
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Libya: UN Security Council votes sanctions on Gaddafi

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions on Muammar Gaddafi's Libyan regime for its attempts to put down an uprising.

They backed an arms embargo and asset freeze while referring Col Gaddafi to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity.

US President Barack Obama has said the Libyan leader should step down and leave the country immediately.

Susan Rice, US Ambassador to UN told the Council; "This is a clear warning to the Libyan Government".

  • 27 Feb 2011
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