Libya will be ready for a ceasefire with the rebels battling Muammar GaddafiMuammar Gaddafi after a discuss about this implementation, said Khaled Kaaim ,the deputy foreign minister , at a news conference after the UN Security Council voted to impose a no-fly zone,a protect civilian areas, and to impose a ceasefire. He asked ” legitimate questions on the application of a ceasefire” from the UN envoy (for Libya, Jordan’s Abdul Ilah Khatib) .
He suggested that Libya would “react positively” to the UN resolution.
China and Russia were among those abstaining. Diplomats said that air strikes from a coalition led by Britain, France and the United States could be imminent as Gaddafi’s troops close in on the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.
Air strikes with the first bombing raids were authorised by The Security Council to halt Gaddafi’s offensive against embattled rebel forces within hours.
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe suggested that the world have to act to support Libya, following peaceful revolts against authoritarian leaders across the Arab world.
Gaddafi decided to hold off on plans to send the army to Benghazi to crush all the resistance. The Libyan leader said earlier ,on Thursday, he would take the town and ‘chase the traitors’.
Gaddafi’s sons, Seif (al-Islam) said that the army is not going to go into Benghazi,but it’s going to take up positions around the stronghold expecting a humanitarian exodus.
“We have very little time left. It is a matter of days. Perhaps it is a matter of hours,’ Mr Juppe said.
The world is living one of its great revolutions that changes the course of history. In North Africa, the Persian Gulf, the Arab people are calling to breathe democracy. Agencies