UN envoys discuss lifting Libya no-fly-zone

October 22, 2011 04:16


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UNITED NATIONS - The UN Security Council opened discussions on Friday on lifting the no-fly-zone it imposed over Libya in March and envoys said they expected it would do so after consulting the new Libyan authorities.

The action at the United Nations came as NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen, speaking the day after the death of ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, said the alliance planned to end its air and sea campaign in Libya at the end of October.

Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters he had circulated a draft resolution on lifting the zone at a closed-door council meeting "and I am very pleased that the council has decided to take it up."

"Crucial changes have taken place in the situation in Libya, we expect a declaration of liberation to be announced ... so, given all those circumstances, it's time to wrap it up, including the no-fly-zone," he said.

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