France confident of deal on UN Libya resolution

By REUTERS
March 16, 2011 16:47



PARIS - France is confident it will secure agreement for a draft resolution on a no-fly zone over Libya at the UN Security Council with the active participation of Arab countries, its foreign minister said on Wednesday.




"I have several reasons to think we will achieve our objective," Alain Juppe told parliament. "We will only act with a UN Security Council mandate and with not only the support, but the active participation of Arab countries."


A UN Security Council draft resolution on a no-fly zone over Libya to protect civilians was circulated on Tuesday, which would authorize "all necessary measures to enforce" a ban on flights.


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