Menendez Proposes Resolution on Libya

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) “unveiled a Senate resolution Tuesday condemning Moammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader who has rejected demands that he leave power amid a popular uprising in which more than 230 civilians have been killed,” the Washington Post reports.

The resolution by Menendez, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who is up for reelection in 2012, condemns the Libyan government’s use of violence in response to the uprising.

It also calls for the suspension of arms sales to Libya; urges the United Nations to suspend Libya’s membership on its Human Rights Council; and calls on the International Criminal Court to investigate whether crimes against humanity have been committed by Gaddafi against the Libyan people.

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