U.S. and France will see through Libya mission: Obama

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Posted: May 27, 2011 4:14 AM
U.S. and France will see through Libya mission: Obama

DEAUVILLE, France (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States and France were in full agreement on sticking with the NATO-led intervention in Libya until the crisis there is resolved.

"We agreed we have made progress on our Libya campaign but that meeting the U.N. mandate of civilian protection cannot be accomplished when (Muammar) Gaddafi remains in Libya, directing his forces in acts of aggression against the Libyan people," Obama told a news briefing at the G8 summit.

"We are joined in resolve to finish the job," he said, after talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the Group of Eight annual gathering in the northern French seaside town of Deauville.