Amr Moussa, Egypt's former foreign minister and former secretary-general of the Arab League, has said that Egypt should consider the possibility of a military response to the situation in Libya.
He said in a statement:
"The situation in Libya is a major concern for Egypt, Libya's neighbouring countries, and the Arab world at large.
"Statelets, sects and extremist factions in Libya directly threaten Egypt's national security. I call for a broad public debate to sensitise public opinion to the risks, and to build the necessary support in case we have to exercise our right to self-defence."
Egypt's foreign affairs spokesman declined to comment on Moussa's statement.