UN agrees to provide humanitarian aid in Tripoli; Russia warns NATO against excessive use of military force in Libya
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  • According to reports, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the organisation has reached an agreement with the Libyan government to provide humanitarian aid in the country's capital, Tripoli. The deal to establish a "humanitarian presence" in Tripoli was completed by Ban Ki-moon’s special envoy to Libya and the U.N. humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos. The U.N. already is providing aid in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi.1

    Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned NATO not to use excessive military force in Libya, which will lead to further additional casualties among civilians, and called for a political settlement to the conflict. However, leaders of Britain, France and the United States have decided to continue their military campaign in Libya until Muammar Al Qathafi leaves power.2