France formally recognizes Libyan rebels’ authority


Mark Memmott
NPR
March 10, 2011

A few of this morning’s developments related to the crisis in Libya:

— “Members of the rebel Libyan National Council are ‘valid interlocutors’, Britain’s Foreign Office said on Thursday after France recognized the [rebel] council as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people. ‘The U.K. recognizes states, not governments. The interim national council are valid interlocutors, with whom we wish to work closely,’ a spokesman for the Foreign Office told Reuters.”

— “The European Union is hitting the regime of Moammar Gadhafi with more financial sanctions.” (The Associated Press)

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