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Resolution 1973 in 2011

United States views on international law (based on the document “Digest of U.S. Practice in International Law”): Ambassador Rice also provided additional remarks and answered questions following passage of Resolution 1973 on March 17, 2011. Excerpts appear below and the full text is available at (internet link) usun.state.gov/briefing/statements/2011/158563.htm.

…[T]he U.S. is very pleased with today's vote and with the strong provisions of Resolution 1973. This resolution should send a strong message to Colonel Qadhafi and his regime that the violence must stop, the killing must stop, and the people of Libya must be protected and have the opportunity to express themselves freely.

This resolution was designed to do two important things: protect civilians as well as strengthen the pressure on the Qadhafi regime through a substantial tightening of sanctions. Provisions for enforcement of the arms embargo, a ban on flights in and out of Libya with, in particular, a focus on those that may be carrying mercenaries, the designation of additional individuals and core Libyan-owned government companies for asset freezes, and a range of other very important measures. Taken together, the elements of Resolution 1973 are powerful and they ought to be heeded by the Qadhafi regime.…

…[T]he Council today acted in response to a strong request by the League of Arab States. This resolution was supported by the African members of the Council, by Lebanon, by a strong majority of the Council who agreed that the situation had become so grave that the provisions of 1970 had been flouted so dramatically and that the people of Libya were under imminent threat and continued risk of violence and took the decision to act. So I think the result speaks for itself. I won't characterize other countries' positions, but I will reiterate that the United States is pleased with the outcome.

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  • Sanctions
  • Export Controls
  • International Restrictions
  • Imposition Of Sanctions
  • Implementation Of Sanctions
  • Modification Of Sanctions
  • Libya
  • Un Security Council Resolutions

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