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LIBYA: Hillary Clinton says violence against protesters must end

February 22, 2011 | 12:02 pm

Clinton Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Tuesday Libya must end violence against protesters seeking to end Col. Moammar Kadafi's 41-year rule and that the United States would take "appropriate steps" in time.

"As we gain a greater understanding of what actually is happening -- because you know, of course, that communication has been very effectively shut down and we are trying to gather as much information as possible -- we will take appropriate steps in line with our policies, our values and our laws," Clinton told Reuters. "But we are going to have to work in concert with the international community."

-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Photo: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday. Credit: Jim Watson / AFP/Getty Images