President Barack Obama termed the Gaddafi's crackdown on protestors in Libya as outrageous and unacceptable and is looking at the full range of options to respond to the crisis.

Obama is also sending Secretary Clinton to Geneva on Monday, where she is expected to hold talks with her counterparts on events throughout the region.

Obama, in his first statement on the Libyan uprising, said the suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable. So are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters and further punish the people of Libya. These actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. This violence must stop.

I've also asked my administration to prepare the full range of options that we have to respond to this crisis. This includes those actions we may take and those we will coordinate with our allies and partners, or those that we'll carry out through multilateral institutions, Obama said at the White House.