France says all is ready for Libya strikes

March 18, 2011 19:03

PARIS - French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Friday everything was ready to launch military strikes in Libya and that a ceasefire declared by Muammar Gaddafi would need to cover the whole country.

"We have to analyze the conditions of the ceasefire," Juppe told Reuters television. "It has to be on all of the territory of Libya and not only Benghazi, and we think that Libya must comply with all the resolutions of the (UN) Security Council."

He said the ceasefire pledge would be examined at a summit in Paris on Saturday. Regarding military strikes, he said: "We are ready but I cannot give you more details."

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