U.S. envoy Rice warns Gaddafi of "swift, sure" action

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:51 PM

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi will face "swift and sure consequences including military action" if he ignores demands for a ceasefire, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Friday.

In an interview on CNN television, Ambassador Susan Rice said that Gaddafi, whose forces have been advancing on the rebel-held eastern city of Benghazi, was in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution adopted on Thursday, which called for an immediate ceasefire and banned all flights over Libya.

(Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Eric Walsh)