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LIBYA: Hillary Clinton says world is watching 'with alarm'

February 21, 2011 |  2:34 pm

Clinton Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that "the world is watching the situation in Libya with alarm," Bloomberg reported.

"We join the international community in strongly condemning the violence in Libya," Clinton said in an e-mail statement. "The government of Libya has a responsibility to respect the universal rights of the people, including the right to free expression and assembly. Now is the time to stop this unacceptable bloodshed. We are working urgently with friends and partners around the world to convey this message to the Libyan government."

--  Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers a policy speech at the Asia Society last week in New York City. Credit: Mario Tama / Getty Images