Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bombing of Gadhafi won't let up, Clinton warns

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, talks with Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu, right, and French Foreign minister Alain Marie Juppe during a diplomatic meeting in Rome Thursday on how to deal with Libya. (Pier Paolo Cito/Associated Press)

By the CNN Wire Staff

Rome (CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton kept up pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi Thursday, demanding that he "cease attacks and the threat of attacks" against rebels who oppose his rule.

Gadhafi must withdraw all forces from rebel cities they have entered, restore services to those cities, and allow humanitarian aid in, Clinton insisted.

U.S. and NATO bombing of his forces will continue until he meets the terms, she said.

"As long as Gadhafi continues to attack his citizens, we will continue to strike his forces," she said, according to a copy of her remarks released in advance by the State Department.

Clinton was speaking in Rome, where international powers are holding their second high-level meeting on the Libyan crisis.

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