UK Considers Supplying Non-Lethal Equipment to Libya

5 April 2011 (Last Updated April 5th, 2011 18:30)

The UK is considering supplying Libyan rebels with non-lethal equipment to fight President Muammar Gaddafi's supporters, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has said. "We are prepared to supply non-lethal equipment that will help with the protection of civilian lives and the delivery of hu

The UK is considering supplying Libyan rebels with non-lethal equipment to fight President Muammar Gaddafi's supporters, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.

"We are prepared to supply non-lethal equipment that will help with the protection of civilian lives and the delivery of humanitarian aid," he added.

Hague also said, "In the case of anyone currently sanctioned by the EU and UN who breaks definitively with the regime, we will discuss with our partners the merits of removing the restrictions that currently apply."

The UN and EU might also consider the possibility of ceasing sanctions imposed against some members of Gaddafi's regime if they withdraw their support.

Coalition forces have not yet reached an agreement on the issue, but are currently enforcing a no-fly zone and arms-embargo on Libya, according to RIA Novosti.