May 27, 2011
British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that NATO’s war to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was entering a new phase and that the deployment of British helicopters would turn up the pressure.
Cameron said he was unaware, however, of a formal suggestion at the Group of Eight summit in northern France that Russia, which is opposed to the West’s military campaign in Libya, take a mediation role in the crisis.
“Now there are signs that the momentum against Gaddafi is really building. So it is right that we are ratcheting up the military, the economic and the political pressure,” Cameron told a news conference at the summit in the seaside town of Deauville.