Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is on notice. Stop attacking civilians or the international community will take military action.
But the fighting goes on, according to eyewitnesses in Libya. The fighting reportedly continues even after the Libyan government said it imposed a ceasefire today.
This morning when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heard press reports of a ceasefire she had a tough message for the Libyan government.
"We are going to be not responsive or impressed by words. We would have to see actions on the ground and that is not yet at all clear," Clinton said.
This afternoon President Obama had his own stern message for the Libyan leader.
"Gadhafi must stop his troops from advancing on Benghazi, pull them back from Adebayo, Misrata and Zawiyah and establish water, electricity and gas supplies to all area," Obama said. "Humanitarian assistance must be allowed to reach the people of Libya."
"These terms are not negotiable," Obama declared. If Gadhafi doesn't comply, "the international community will impose consequences."
Tonight on AC360°, you'll hear from opposition fighters who say Gadhafi is not complying with those terms.
These developments come one day after the U.N. Security Council approved “all necessary measures”, including a no-fly zone, to protect the people of Libya.
We'll also have the latest on Japan's nuclear crisis.
The evacuation area around the plant remains at 12 miles (20-kilometer), despite an admission from Japanese officials that the crisis is now on par with 1979 Three Mile Island incident in Pennsylvania. Today Japan raised the level of seriousness to a five on a scale of zero to seven.
Tokyo Electric Power Company, which operates the damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant, issued an apology today.
We'll have that and tell you how efforts are going to restore power to the plant.
And meteorologist Chad Myers is tracking the winds in Japan, with fears radiation could spread to other areas.
Here in the United States, there was a report today that a radiation monitor in Sacramento, California detected a trace of radioactive material from the stricken Japanese nuclear plant. But the Environmental Protection Agency says it "has not detected any radiation levels of concern."
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