An opposition group fighting Moammar Gadhafi's regime wants a no-fly zone over their nation even without a U.N. blessing, but only if no foreign soldiers are on Libyan soil.
An official with the umbrella group for eastern rebels said Tuesday at European parliament that if it was a choice between preventing people being slaughtered or accepting political disagreement within the U.N. Security Council the choice was easy.
Mahmoud Jebril says the only condition would be to enforce the zone from outside Libya.
The Obama administration maintains any authorization of a no-fly zone must come from the Security Council.
EU parliament groups meeting in Strasbourg, France, are preparing to call on member states to recognize Jebril's newly created Interim Governing Council in Benghazi.