White House: Arms to rebels one option for Libya

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:02 PM
White House: Arms to rebels one option for Libya

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Arming rebels is one of several options the United States is considering for Libya, the White House said on Monday.

White House spokesman Jay Carney emphasized the White House was moving rapidly to evaluate the options but the United States does not want to get ahead of events.

"The option of providing military assistance is on the table because no options have been removed from the table," Carney said.

(Writing by Caren Bohan; Editing by Sandra Maler).