Libya's entire Arab League mission resigns

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 25, 2011 21:06




CAIRO — Members of Libya's Arab League mission on Friday said they have resigned en masse because of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's use of force against his opponents.

The 11 members said in a statement they decided to quit and join the opposition demanding that Gaddafi abandon power.

The head of the delegation, Abdel-Moneim al-Houni, had already resigned as Libya's ambassador to the 22-member Arab League on Sunday.

The Libyan diplomats at the Cairo-based bloc join a number of other Libyan diplomats around the world who have turned against Gaddafi. There has been mounting international pressure for the Libyan leader to relinquish power after four decades of iron-fisted rule.


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