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Posted Mon 21 Mar 2011

Insights on Libya

The Council will have closed consultations on Libya this afternoon. Council members may be given an update by the UK, France and the US on the enforcement action that took place over the week-end.

On 19 March, the Libyan regime in Tripoli wrote to the president of the Council, claiming that the Council by adopting resolution 1970 and 1973 had “paved the way for military aggression against Libyan territory” and that the enforcement action taken under the resolutions violated international norms. The letter also requested a meeting of the Council.

It is unclear if the Libya letter will be discussed, and whether it might lead to a formal meeting and if so, who, if anyone, would be invited from Libya.