Libya Live Blog
Libya - Aug 22, 2011 - 03:08
Last modified: 21 Aug 2011 23:08
NATO secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen called on Sunday for a peaceful and immediate transition of power in Libya, saying the alliance was ready to work with rebels fighting Muammar Gaddafi to achieve that. "NATO is ready to work with the Libyan people and with the (rebel) Transitional National Council, which holds a great responsibility," Rasmussen said in a statement. "They must make sure that the transition is smooth and inclusive, that the country stays united, and that the future is founded on reconciliation and respect for human rights." He added NATO would continue to monitor military facilities in Libya to ensure civilians were not under threat.