Qatar Says to Contribute to Libya No-Fly Zone

Qatar will contribute to international efforts to protect Libyan civilians and urged quick action to impose a no-fly zone on the North African country, state news agency QNA reported on Friday.

"Based on the U.N. Security Council resolution, Qatar has decided to contribute in the efforts aiming at stopping bloodshed and protecting civilians in Libya," QNA quoted a foreign ministry official as saying.

The gas-rich Gulf emirate "welcomed" the resolution and urged "quick action to impose (it)... to stop bloodshed and bring security and stability to the Libyans," said the statement.

The U.N. Security Council late Thursday passed a resolution approving "all necessary measures" to impose a no-fly zone in Libya, protect civilian areas and pressure Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi into accepting a ceasefire.

Source: Agence France Presse

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