White House says Libya ceasefire offer not credible

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Posted: May 26, 2011 10:53 AM
White House says Libya ceasefire offer not credible

DEAUVILLE, France (Reuters) - The United States does not see Libya's latest ceasefire offer as credible because it is not accompanied by action, White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said Thursday.

Libya was not complying with U.N. demands, so the United States would continue with the military campaign, Rhodes told reporters at the G8 summit in France.

Libya's forces were still in the mode of attacking population centers and troops were at barracks, Rhodes said.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason)