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OIC rejects military action on Libya

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The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has rejected any foreign military intervention in troubled Libya.

At the start of an OIC emergency meeting on Libya in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday, Ihsanoglu rejected “any military interference (on the ground) in Libya.”

He warned of an ongoing humanitarian crisis in the country and called on the Libyan authorities to “immediately allow the entrance of humanitarian aid” to the country.

Ihsanoglu also pointed out that the UN Security Council should enforce a no-fly zone over Libya.

“We join our voice to the voices asking for a no-fly zone in Libya, and we call on the Security Council to do its duty in this regard,” he said.

The six-nation Persian Gulf Cooperation Council has already backed a no-fly zone to prevent airstrikes against the Libyan anti-regime protesters.

According to the UN diplomats, a resolution initiated by France and Britain demanding a no-fly zone over Libya could go before the UN Security Council this week.

In crisis-hit Libya, protesters are demanding the ouster of the long-term despot, Muammar Gaddafi.

Reports by human rights groups say that over 6,000 people have been killed so far during the regime’s harsh crackdown on anti-government protesters. Agencies


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