Arab League "deeply concerned" by Libya violence

CAIRO Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:36am EST

CAIRO Feb 21 (Reuters) - Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa expressed deep concern on Monday over the situation in Libya, urged an immediate halt to violence and called for talks, not confrontation.

"We are faced with new circumstances in the region and these circumstances demand dialogue and not confrontation," he said. "We are deeply concerned about the current circumstances in Libya and we are following the events with deep worry," he added. (Reporting by Dina Zayed; Writing by Tom Perry)

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