February 28, 2011 / 3:44 PM / in 7 years

UK says to work with allies on Libya no-fly zone

LONDON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday that Britain would work with allies on plans to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya to protect its people from military attacks by Muammar Gaddafi’s government.

Speaking to parliament, Cameron urged Gaddafi to step down and said that all measures would be considered to increase pressure on him to go. “We do not in any way rule out the use of military assets,” Cameron said.

“We must not tolerate this regime using military force against its own people. In that context I have asked the Ministry of Defence and the Chief of the Defence Staff to work with our allies on plans for a military no-fly zone.”

Editing by Tim Castle

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