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Kirk: U.S. doesn't need to give Libya more aid

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill
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Senator Mark Kirk (R-Illinois).

Reporting from WBEZ's Kate Dries used in this report.

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk says the U.S. doesn't need to give any more aid to Libya.

Speaking to reporters Thursday from Libya, Kirk says the country has enough money to support itself - at least $100 billion seized from former leader Moammar Gadhafi.

"I had my worries that those funds were not being released on time," Kirk said. "But I was reassured by key figures -- the chairman, the prime minister, and the finance minister -- that they have adequate resources for their capacity right now.

Kirk also says he wants to end the no-fly zone over Libya to encourage civil aviation.

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