Libya No Fly Zone Approved: Arabs React To U.N Resolution (PHOTOS)

03/18/2011 02:12 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

As the Associated Press is reporting, the U.N. Security Council voted to authorize military action to protect civilians and impose a no-fly zone over Libya Thursday, paving the way for international air strikes against embattled leader Moammar Gaddafi's forces.

The Libyan government responded by declaring a ceasefire.

The resolution met with mixed reactions in the Arab world, with some diplomats praising what they call a "good and necessary decision to safeguard the stability of Libya." Still, others said they feared the no-fly zone would lead to further military intervention and subsequent bloodshed.

Following are Arab reactions to Thursday's U.N. resolution, courtesy of Reuters:

Arabs React To Libya No-Fly Zone