Corrected: NATO says not too late for Libya intervention

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 11:25 AM
Corrected: NATO says not too late for Libya intervention

Corrects wording of quote in third paragraph

WARSAW (Reuters) - The head of NATO said on Thursday he did not think it was too late to intervene in Libya but said much depended on the United Nations.

"Time is of the essence, time is rapidly running out, but I don't think it's too late. Very much will depend on the U.N. Security Council decision," NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in Warsaw, referring to current deliberations at the world body.

"I can't imagine the international community and the United Nations standing idly by if the Libyan regime continues to attack its civilian population."

(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; writing by David Brunnstrom)