Clinton http://michiganradio.org en Secretary of State Clinton presses the United Nations on Libya http://michiganradio.org/post/secretary-state-clinton-presses-united-nations-libya <p>According to<a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/02/28/134124378/u-s-presses-for-tough-sanctions-on-libya"> NPR</a>, Secretary of State Clinton claims that pro-Gadhafi forces have been and continue to use violence against Libyan protesters:</p><blockquote><p>U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi of using &quot;mercenaries and thugs&quot; against his own people Monday as rebels said they thwarted an attempted aerial bombing of an eastern city.</p></blockquote><blockquote><p>&quot;Gadhafi and those around him must be held accountable for these acts, which violate international legal obligations and common decency,&#39;&#39; Clinton told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.</p></blockquote><blockquote><p>&quot;Nothing is off the table as long as the Libyan government continues to threaten and kill Libyan citizens.&quot;She called on Gadhafi, who has ruled the North African nation with an iron fist since 1969, to leave power &quot;now, without further violence or delay.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Meanwhile, Gadhafi himself refuses to step down, claiming &quot;all my people love me.&quot;</p><p>Secretary Hillary Clinton&#39;s remarks are some of the strongest yet from President Obama&#39;s administration regarding the recent protests and unrest in Libya. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:48:56 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1448 at http://michiganradio.org Secretary of State Clinton presses the United Nations on Libya