March 2, 2011 / 10:41 AM / in 7 years

Arabs call on Libya to stop violence

CAIRO, March 2 (Reuters) - Arab foreign ministers called on the Libyan leadership on Wednesday to take “brave” decisions to stop violence and respect the “legitimate rights” of the people.

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari, presiding over the opening session of the meeting in Cairo, also said the Libya crisis was an internal Arab affair, stressing that the Arabs did not want any “foreign intervention”.

He then called on the ministers to stand in silence in memory of Arabs killed in a wave of pro-reform protests across the region. (Reporting by Dina Zayed and Tom Perry)

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