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Hague: Britain not planning to arm rebels at present

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague told BBC Newsnight that Britain was not planning to give weapons to rebels seeking to overthrow Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi "in any form... at the moment".

Meanwhile, US President Barack Obama said he did not rule out arming the rebels.

He said in an interview that Col Gaddafi had been greatly weakened and would ultimately step down.

Pro-Gaddafi forces have driven the rebels back tens of kilometres over ground they took in recent days after coalition air strikes.

  • 30 Mar 2011
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