Announcement

Foreign Secretary calls for an 'immediate stop to the use of armed force against the Libyan people'

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Foreign Secretary William Hague has issued a statement on Libya calling upon Colonel Qadhafi to put an immediate stop to the use of armed force against the Libyan people.

Given the continued levels of illegitimate violence within Libya we call upon Colonel Qadhafi to put an immediate stop to the use of armed force against the Libyan people. He must hand over power without delay to a government which fully recognises the legitimate aspirations of the Libyan people. The UK reiterates its support for the transition to a government that will deliver greater democracy, justice, transparency, human rights and accountability in Libya. We understand the desire of Libyans to enjoy the freedoms which have been denied to them for many years and support them in this endeavour.’