The PJ Tatler

Libya Under Pressure

President Obama has called on Libya’s Dictator Muammar Gaddafi to step down in a call to Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel. Shortly thereafter, the US Security Council passed sanctions on Libya’s leaders, froze their assets, imposed an arms embargo on the government, and referred Gaddafi to the International Criminal Court.

At this point the most likely interim leader is the former justice minister, Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, who said a body comprising military and civilian figures would prepare for elections within three months, Libya’s privately-owned Quryna newspaper reported.