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U.S. Senate Calls for Libya No-Fly Zone, Qaddafi Ouster

The U.S. Senate called for imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya, unanimously approving a non-binding resolution that also endorsed U.S. outreach to forces opposing Muammar Qaddafi’s regime.

Senators Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, and Mark Steven Kirk, an Illinois Republican, teamed on the measure, which passed today without debate or a roll-call vote. With turmoil escalating in Libya and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton telling lawmakers on Capitol Hill that all options to address it are on the table, Senate leaders moved swiftly to register their official condemnation of the longtime Libyan leader.