President Obama has warned Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi to comply with UN demands for a ceasefire or else face consequences, including military action.
“The United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Arab states agree that a ceasefire must be implemented immediately. That means all attacks against civilians must stop,” Obama said at the White House.
“Gaddafi must stop his troops from advancing on Benghazi, pull them back from Ajdabiya, Misrata, and Zawiya, and establish water, electricity and gas supplies to all areas. Humanitarian assistance must be allowed to reach the people of Libya. Let me be clear, these terms are not negotiable.”
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Obama went on to outline what he said “we will not be doing.”
“The United States is not going to deploy ground troops into Libya. And we are not going to use force to go beyond a well-defined goal, specifically, the protection of civilians in Libya.”
Obama said Gaddafi had been given ample warning to stop attacking his own people.