NATO should have key Libya role: White House

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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 2:35 PM
NATO should have key Libya role: White House

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - NATO should have a key role in enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya, the White House said Tuesday after President Barack Obama consulted his French and British counterparts on the issue.

Ben Rhodes, a senior White House national security aide, told reporters on Obama's plane that the president spoke by telephone with both French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron.

"What we are saying right now is that NATO will have a key role to play here," Rhodes said.

(Reporting by Alister Bull, Editing by Sandra Maler)