UK: Diplomats did not discuss arming Libya rebels

UK: Diplomats did not discuss arming Libya rebels
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 11:31am

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says that Qatar has offered to facilitate the sale Libyan oil during a conference on the future of the Libya.

Hague said Tuesday that such sales would be consistent with the U.N. Security Council resolutions and to support the people of Libya in meeting their humanitarian needs.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

LONDON (AP) - British foreign secretary William Hague says that diplomats meeting in London did not discuss arming the opposition to Libya's Moammar Gadhafi.

Hague said Tuesday that the subject of arming rebels did not come up as officials from up to 40 countries met to discuss the north African nation's future.

He added that Libya was under a United Nations-mandated arms embargo and that the restrictions "in our view apply to the whole of Libya."

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