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LIBYA: U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon tells Moammar Kadafi he 'must stop immediately'


U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke with longtime Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi on Monday, Reuters reported.

Ban had an extensive discussion with Kadafi, condemned the escalating violence in Libya and told him it "must stop immediately," a U.N. spokesman told Reuters.

Meanwhile, Libya's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Ibrahim Dabbashi, condemned Kadafi, saying that his regime has declared war on Libyans and was committing genocide, according to CNN reports. Dabbashi did not step down, saying he was at the U.N. to serve the Libyan people and not the regime. The whereabouts of the head of Libya's U.N. mission was not immediately clear, according to CNN.

--  Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: Libya's state television shows what the channel said were supporters of Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi gathering in Tripoli's Green Square on Monday. It  reported that Libyan security forces have been targeting "dens of terrorists" and urged Libyan citizens to cooperate with the operation to restore security in the country. Credit: Ho/AFP/Getty Images

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Just who is paying the U.N.?

Kudos to Secretary General Ban for having the courage to speak out as quickly as he has. How many human rights abuses including outright genocide have gone completely ignored for very long times before?

One can only pray that the Security Council follows quickly. Or, more apropos, one ought to be praying that fervor and zest for democracy that is sweeping the Middle East North Africa right now is a change that has never occurred before in history. Egypt did not have 30 years of tyrannic rule; it had at least 7000. Right back to the first Pharoh himself.

Qadaffi's acts are those of a very desperate man. People of Libya rise up against him now. You have only to give yourself permission. Yes, it may be bloody; but this is a change that cannot be stopped.

As usual the UN has told a murdering tyrant to "behave". What are we paying this blood suckers for? Where is the "Security Council"? Meet now! order European Air Forces into Libyan Air Space and stop yhe Massacre of Unarmed Civilian!!


So sad news. Like Egypt, Iran also Libya are facing violence. It's a threat for Muslim Community. U.S and other western country are helping opposite leaders. Because they always afraid for any Muslim country. Are you agree with me?

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