UN's Ban urges Libyan authorities to halt 'killing'

By REUTERS
April 21, 2011 17:43

 
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MOSCOW - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged the Libyan authorities to "stop fighting and stop killing people" and said the world body's priority was to secure a ceasefire.

"At this time our priority is to bring about a verifiable and effective ceasefire, and then we can expand our humanitarian assistance, and we are going to engage in political dialogue," Ban said during an official visit to the Russian capital.

"I urge the Libyan authorities to stop fighting and stop killing people."

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