UN Security Council adopts resolution on Libya

The United Nations Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution on Libya.

The resolution imposes a no-fly zone over the African state and authorizes possible military action except for ground forces. It also freezes assets of Libyan oil companies and the country’s Central Bank.

The resolution was adopted by 10 votes in favor, with zero against and five abstentions.

Libya warned on Thursday that any foreign military intervention would put air and maritime traffic in the Mediterranean area under threat, as both civilian and military targets will come under attack.

Mass riots demanding the end of the regime of the country’s strongman, Muammar Gaddafi, have been raging in Libya since mid-February. On Thursday, Gaddafi said the confrontation between authorities and the rebellious opposition would end very soon.

MOSCOW, March 18 (RIA Novosti)

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