The Obama administration is taking the position that the United Nations arms embargo on Libya does not prohibit countries from providing arms to the rebels who are fighting to overthrow the Gadhafi regime. The U.S. argument is that by authorizing "all necessary measures" to protect civilians in Libya, the U.N. Security Council allowed an exception to the arms embargo. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that no "decision" has been made to provide arms to the rebels, but other U.S. officials say it is under active consideration. NPR's Tom Gjelten speaks to Michele Norris about the latest.
U.S. Mulls Arming Libyan Rebels
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