The Obama administration has not ruled out arming rebel fighters in Libya, the US officials said Tuesday, despite assertions by key US allies that such a move would be outside the UN mandate.
"We've not made that decision... but we've not ruled that out," Washington's UN ambassador Susan Rice told ABC television when asked about military support to the fighters battling Kadhafi's forces.
Her remarks echoed earlier US statements suggesting that UN Resolution 1973 allows for arming the rebels.
But Washington's stance is at odds with one held by British Defense Minister Liam Fox, who told the BBC at the weekend: "We are not arming the rebels, we are not planning to arm the rebels."
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron agreed, telling parliament: "I think I am right in saying that the resolution is clear.... There is an arms embargo, and that arms embargo has to be enforced across Libya."
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I have this odd flash back of the Iran-Contra weapons for, food or oil or whatever. No, don't arm anyone with our weapons. It never goes well.
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