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Obama to speak to Congress leaders on Libya.

US President Barack Obama will speak later

today with leaders of Congress about Libya in a conference call, the White

House announced here Friday.

White House speaker Jay Carney told reporters that Obama will update

Congress leaders "on the situation in Libya, on what we've accomplished thus

far since the adoption of UN Security Council 1973."

He added that he will also update them "on the transition of command and

control to NATO."

Carney indicated in this regard that "what is already happened and is

occurring now is the transfer of command and control over the no-fly zone to

NATO. That is happening."

He said that while Congress is on recess, Obama "looks forward to updating

them on our progress, all that has been accomplished, the lives that have been

saved, the incredible speed with which we have done what we said we would do,

what the president said we would do, which is transfer command and control to

NATO and then update them on the progress or how we see things going forward."

The spokesman affirmed that Obama "believes that consultations with

Congress are important, and he does want to hear their thoughts about the

mission, about the situation in Libya and about our overall policy there."

Obama had participated this morning in a national security council meeting

on Libya, Carney indicated.

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Publication:Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
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Date:Mar 25, 2011
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