Thursday, February 24, 2011

Obama: violence in Libya is 'outrageous'

U.S. President Barack Obama tells a news conference that the violent crackdown in Libya violates international norms.

Appearing at a press conference alongside his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Obama stopped short of calling for Gaddafi to step down and did not lay out any specific measures under consideration against the Libyan government.

He has faced criticism in some quarters for not speaking out sooner, but U.S. officials say they have tempered their response to ensure Americans in Libya are safely evacuated.


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