Sunday, February 27, 2011

UN Security Council hits Qaddafi with sanctions, war crimes investigations

The unanimous Security Council decision increases international pressure on Col. Muammar Qaddafi's regime in Libya as President Obama calls for Qaddafi to leave power immediately.

British Ambassador to the United Nations Mark Lyall Grant and American Ambassador Susan Rice vote during a Security Council vote on Saturday at UN headquarters. The UN Security Council me to consider sanctions against Libya, but members disagreed over a proposal to refer Muammar Qaddafi to an international war crimes tribunal.
Mary Altaffer/AP

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