News story

Joint statement on Libya from the UK, US and France with the support of Arab States.

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Resolution 1973 lays out very clear conditions that must be met. The UK, US, France and Arab States agree that a cease fire must be implemented immediately. That means all attacks against civilians must stop.

Read the statement

Resolution 1973 lays out very clear conditions that must be met. The UK, US, France and Arab States agree that a cease fire must be implemented immediately. That means all attacks against civilians must stop.

Qadhafi must stop his troops from advancing on Benghazi, pull back his troops from Ajdabiyah, Misratah, and Zawiyah, and re-establish water, electricity and gas supplies to all areas.

Humanitarian assistance must be allowed to reach the people of Libya. These terms are not negotiable.

If Qadhafi does not comply with the Resolution, the international community will impose consequences, and this Resolution will be enforced through military action.