PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday that France would continue military operations in Libya under a United Nations mandate for as long as needed.
He also said an earlier announced conference on Libya would take place in Paris on Sept. 1."We are ready to continue military operations under the U.N. Resolution 1973 for as long as our Libyan friends need," Sarkozy told reporters in front of the presidential palace, standing beside Libyan rebel leader Mahmoud Jibril of the National Transitional Council (NTC).