Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sarkozy: "The attacks on Libya would be defensive"

Brussels .- French President Nicolas Sarkozy, clarified on Friday that targeted attacks that Paris and London want to do in Libya would be "purely defensive" and would be activated only if the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, aviation or weapons used chemical against peaceful demonstrators. "The English and French are ready-a condition that United Nations so wish, accept the Arab League and the Libyan authorities that we want to be recognized so decide, to carry out targeted actions purely defensive, just in case Gaddafi use chemical weapons against citizens or aircraft to be expressed without violence, "said Sarkozy told the European Council's input.

The French president has defended the recognition of new National Council Libyan opposition, despite the doubts of other EU countries to prevent the African country to become another Somalia "without leaders or representatives." "France calls for reaffirming the common desire to go to Colonel Gaddafi and the Libyan authorities recognize as expressed in the Council of the Libyan opposition," said the French president told the entrance to the extraordinary European Council set the situation in Libya.

"Nothing would be worse than having a country that is in the situation I was in Somalia, without leaders or representatives, whatever the legitimate doubts about the representativeness of each other," he highlighted. Sarkozy said that France maintains a "very quiet" on a NATO military intervention "for the Arab revolution belongs to the Arabs." But he has advocated the creation of "humanitarian zones" in North Africa to meet the "tens of thousands of refugees." The problem has a name: Qaddafi "The problem has a name, Qaddafi, and must go," he insisted for his part, President of the Commission José Manuel Durao Barroso.

"We will explore all possibilities to achieve full respect for international law and working in close cooperation with our allies in the region," he stated. Sweden rejects EU launch military action in Libya Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has said that Colonel Muammar Gaddafi "must understand that you need to leave power" and urged him to "stop" violence against the people, but has rejected the European Union has competence to decide on a possible "military intervention" in Libya, which in his view corresponds to the UN, the Arab League and NATO, reports Europa Press.

On arrival at the summit of European leaders, the head of the Swedish Government has made clear that the decision on a possible "military intervention" in Libya to enact such a no-fly zone to prevent the regime continues to bomb its people " not the responsibility of the EU, but organizations like the UN, the Arab League and NATO.

To Reinfeldt, European Union should begin to prepare "for a world without Gaddafi" and start preparing for humanitarian support and strengthen the institutional capacities of the country, as is done in countries like Egypt and Tunisia to support the process of democratic opening open at both.

Swedish Prime Minister has advanced to the Twenty clear conclusions will be adopted on Libya that Gaddafi "must understand that you need to leave power," while acknowledging his "great concern" about the repression against the civilian population Libya. "It must stop using violence," he insisted.

Asked about France's recognition of the National Council Libyan opposition groups the rebels to the regime, Reinfeldt was considered important that the EU should start to "engage in a dialogue" with them, but Sweden has made clear that "only recognized states." In this sense, the Swedish chief executive has said it can "support" the joint appeal made by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and the 'premier' David Cameron, for the EU to engage in "dialogue with representatives "of the opposition National Council of Libya.

"I can support this. But states only recognize, nothing else," he resolved.

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