(WASHINGTON) -- France's ambassador to the United Nations, Gerard Araud, says Moammar Gadhafi's removal was an objective of French support for a coalition attack on Libya, adding that the "moral and human reaction" to Gadhafi's attacks on Libyan citizens drove their leadership of coalition efforts.
"It was impossible to consider a victory of Gadhafi and Gadhafi taking Benghazi," Araud told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour. "He was saying that they will search house by house. He was referring to rivers of blood. It was simply totally impossible to accept it.
"We want the Libyan people to be able to express their will," Araud added. "And we consider that it means that Gadhafi has to go."
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