Friday, May 6, 2011

Clinton believes that we must increase the political and military pressure against Gaddafi

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has said that pressure must be increased military, political and economic information on the Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi to end violent attacks against civilians. These comments came hours before the Contact Group meeting on Libya that have taken place in Rome and whose aim is to reaffirm the commitment to achieve a solution to the conflict in Libya.

"Right now we need to increase military pressure and economic policy on Gaddafi to end violence against civilians and begin a democratic transition to a better future," Clinton said at a press conference in Rome before hold the meeting of the Contact Group on Libya. "We respect the UN resolutions relating to the protection of civilians must cease attacks Gaddafi brutal and leave power, Clinton demanded.

U.S. policy also stressed the "importance" of a political solution to the crisis and stressed that Libyan military pressure is "an instrument to convince the Gaddafi regime to cease attacks on civilians." He noted that at the hearing this afternoon announced that the U.S. assistance offered to the National Transitional Council (CNT), the governing body of Libyan insurgents based in Benghazi.

In this sense, Clinton spoke this afternoon, will formally unveil a program of "financial assistance" for the CNT and advanced during the meeting will reflect on the mechanisms of support for insurgents Libyans. The delegation of the CNT announced yesterday he will ask the Contact Group is making available up to 3,000 million dollars of funds that have been blocked Gaddafi in several countries.

The Contact Group on Libya today met in Rome with the goal of designing a road map, which is maintained by United Nations with a view to a ceasefire to facilitate the start of dialogue with members of the regime of Libyan leader Gaddafi. These are the key issues to be discussed by the 22 foreign ministers of the countries involved in the coalition, including French, Alain Juppe, the British and Spanish William Hague Trinidad Jimenez, plus the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The meeting is the second of its kind after the one held in Doha (Qatar) on 13 April, without having the summit in London on March 29 in which the group was constituted as such. Representatives of the coalition are intended to stand united Libya, announced the Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini.

The Contact Group will also address the supply of "instruments of self-defense" to the National Transitional Council (CNT) in Benghazi and humanitarian aid to the population. The International Committee of the Red Cross has evacuated "emergency" since last April 18, 1380 most Nigerians Misrata, third largest city in Libya to live for weeks constant siege by forces loyal to Qadhafi.

"For several weeks, these people live in deplorable conditions, without shelter or sanitary facilities. They are locked in the city", as indicated by a statement of the Red Cross in Nigeria. Nigerian migrants are part of a group of 2,300 civilians evacuated by boat Misrata to Benghazi, east of the country, requires the Red Cross.

British Foreign Minister, William Hague, today ordered the expulsion of two diplomats from the Libyan embassy in London, four days after declaring "persona non grata" the ambassador, Omar JELBAN after the attack suffered by the British diplomatic representation Tripoli. Hague said the behavior of these two diplomats was "unacceptable" and stated that they and their families have until May 11 to leave the UK.

"I have ordered the expulsion of two diplomats on the grounds that its activities were contrary to the interests of the United Kingdom," Hague said in a statement issued from Rome, where he participated in a meeting to address the last time in Libya. The Foreign Secretary said that following the recent expulsions the British government "maintains the status of the Libyan embassy and its staff under constant scrutiny."

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