March 19, 2011 / 11:29 PM / 8 years ago

Libya seeks meeting of U.S. Security Council: report

CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya has called for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council after it was bombarded by a coalition of Western states, Arabic satellite channels reported Sunday.

The reports on Al Jazeera and Al Arabiya did not give a source or give details about the purpose of such a meeting.

The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution authorizing a no-fly zone over Libya and the use of “all necessary measures” — code for military action — to protect civilians. Western forces launched air strikes on Libya Saturday.

Libyan state TV reported that Muammar Gaddafi said the U.N. Security Council had a responsibility to halt the aggression against Libya but reported nothing on the prospect of a meeting.

Writing by Edmund Blair; Editing by Louise Ireland

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