Monday, March 21, 2011
The German foreign minister has defended Berlin's decision not to take part in the Western invasion of Libya, warning of a protracted conflict in turmoil-hit country.
"It is not because we have some sort of lingering soft spot for [Libyan ruler Muammar] Gaddafi's system that we decided not to send German troops to Libya, but because we also have to see the risks of a lengthy mission," AFP quoted Guido Westerwelle as saying on Sunday.
He made the remarks as Western countries, including the US, Britain, France, Denmark, Norway, and Canada have attacked Libya, saying that the invasion is part of a UN-mandated resolution to put into effect a no-fly zone over the North African country.'
Posted by DotConnector at 07:29