Washington: Revealing his stand on Libya, US President Barack Obama said that there were no plans to use the military to assassinate Muammar Gaddafi.

The briefing came amid fierce criticism from Capitol Hill of the president's decision to strike Libya's defences. Obama answered many questions from the Members of Congress.

The White House in a statement said, "The President and his team provided an update on accomplishments to date, including the full transfer of enforcement of the 'no-fly' zone to NATO, and yesterday's unanimous agreement among NATO allies to direct planning for NATO to assume command and control of the civilian protection component in accordance with UNSCR 1973.”

Nancy Pelosi, the former Speaker of the US House of Representatives said, according to Obama, the Secretary of State, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen Carter Ham, the intervention has saved civilian lives.

She said, "As NATO takes control of operations in Libya, Members of Congress will receive a classified briefing from the Administration on these transition plans and our future role when Congress reconvenes next week.”

Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said, “It's not our role to do anything at this point from a kinetic point of view. It is our goal for regime change, but we're not going to do it from a kinetic point of view,"

(Agencies)