Thursday, June 2, 2011

NATO agrees to extend 90 days the attacks in Libya

Brussels .- NATO and partner countries contributing to Operation "Unified Guard" in Libya agreed Wednesday to extend the mandate in 90 days of the international mission authorized by the UN to protect civilians from attacks by the regime Muammar Gaddafi has confirmed the NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

"This decision sends a clear message to the regime of Gaddafi: We are determined to continue our operation to protect the people of Libya. We will maintain our efforts to fulfill the mandate of the UN and keep the pressure on it," he has said in a statement Danish . Rasmussen has made clear that the entire international community, allies and partners that contribute to the mission are "side" of the Libyan people.

"We are united to ensure that you can design your own future. And that day is approaching," he assured. Advanced allied sources previously told Europa Press that the ambassadors of the Twenty-eight representatives to NATO and partner countries to contribute to the mission have agreed to extend the mission 90 days "if necessary." The extension would begin to run from 27 June when the current mandate is due to fly zone and operations to protect civilians.

Allied sources have explained that the extension of the mission agreed to by the Twenty-eight ambassadors and representatives of other partners in the practice only affects the air exclusion zone and attack operations to protect civilians in Libya since the embargo naval forces applied by Allied was not launched with "no deadline." The extension of the mission, which currently has about 200 aircraft and two dozen warships from so many countries, including allies and partners, has agreed "so early" first "because it is working" to undermine the capabilities scheme to attack the population and secondly to allow troop combat aircraft, ships, helicopters and other means "planned" their contributions and give them time to authorize it "formally" in their countries, and confirmed to be soon "a force generation conference" to adjust contributions.

Spain contributes to the mission four F-18 and two aerial refueling planes to help implement the no-fly zone and a submarine and maritime patrol aircraft to help the arms embargo regime.

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