Iran urges Libya to stop violence
Iran's Ambassador to Tripoli Ali-Asghar Nasseri has urged the Libyan government to put an end to the killing of people in the crisis-hit North African country, Press Tv reported with reference to IRNA.
In a meeting with Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa on Tuesday, Nasseri called on Tripoli to adopt a "realistic" view regarding the recent developments in the country.
Libya summoned the Iranian envoy to censure Iran's support of the country's revolutionary forces.
Iran's Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the killings of innocent people in Libya and called for an immediate end to the violence.
Forces loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi continue to clash with the revolutionaries as the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has so far failed to agree on a no-fly zone.
The UNSC discussed a proposal by the Arab League on Monday to impose a no-fly zone over Libya, but no consensus emerged among the members.
Latest reports indicate thousands may have been killed or injured as the Libyan government's crackdown on revolutionaries escalates.