U.S. Recognizes Libyan Rebels as Legitimate Government

(Washington Post) William Wan and William Booth - The U.S. granted Libyan rebel leaders full diplomatic recognition as the governing authority of Libya on Friday, a move that could give the rebels access to more than $30 billion in frozen assets. The U.S. announcement was accompanied by an agreement among all of the countries taking part in a meeting in Istanbul of 30 Western and Arab nations to similarly recognize the rebel council.

2011-07-19 00:00:00

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