LONDON (Dow Jones)–The U.S. isn’t planning any imminent military action involving U.S. naval vessels in response to the crisis in Libya, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday.

Her comments came as the U.S. military repositioned naval forces around Libya amid growing international demands for an end to Moammar Gadhafi’s decades-long rule.

“There is not any pending military action involving U.S. naval vessels,” Clinton said at Monday’s session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

“We do believe there will be the need for support for humanitarian intervention. There will also probably unfortunately be the need for rescue missions.”

-London bureau, Dow Jones Newswires

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