UN chief calls for mission in Libya

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Posted: Sep 09, 2011 1:53 PM

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the Security Council to establish a U.N. mission in Libya to deal with the country's new rulers for an initial period of three months.

Ban said in a letter circulated Friday that the support mission would provide political, electoral, constitutional, human rights and other kinds of advice to the National Transitional Council as it forms a new government following the fall of longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Ian Martin, Ban's envoy to Libya, told reporters that Security Council members expressed support for a such a mission during closed-door consultations. He says a draft resolution to establish the operation is expected to circulate Monday.