March 7, 2011 / 3:19 PM / 9 years ago

Gates: Action on Libya needs international backing

KABUL, March 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates cautioned on Monday that any foreign military intervention in the crisis in Libya should have international backing.

Gates, speaking during a trip to Afghanistan, said developments in the Middle East had demonstrated the ruthlessness of Iranian security forces towards protesters in Iran.

Reporting by Missy Ryan; Editing by Paul Tait

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