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ABU DHABI - Gulf Arab states reject Iranian and other foreign interference in their internal affairs and said Qatar and the United Arab Emirates were taking part in Libyan military operations for "safety and security".
"We reject any intervention in our internal affairs and among these countries is Iran," Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary-General Abdulrahman al-Attiyah told reporters on the sidelines of a conference in Abu Dhabi, responding to questions about Saudi and UAE troops helping the government in Bahrain.
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Asked about UAE and Qatari involvement in a Western military operation against Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, he said: "We are within the coalition for safety and security according to the UN resolution."
Also on Monday, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the Arab League still supports air strikes on Libya to enforce a no-fly zone.
Hague said he had spoken to Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa after Moussa was quoted as saying he did not want military strikes that hit civilians.
"Of course he was expressing his concern, as we as all do, about any civilian casualities," Hague told BBC Radio 4. "He continued to support the UN resolution, the implementation of the resolution."
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's "command and control capability" was
destroyed late Sunday in an airstrike on an administrative building in
Tripoli, an official of the international coalition intervening in Libya
According to the report, the strike
hit the compound housing Gaddafi's residence in Tripoli.
It was unclear where Gaddafi was at the time of the
"The coalition is actively enforcing UNSCR
(UN Security Council Resolution) 1973, and that in keeping with that
mission, we continue to strike those targets which pose a direct threat
to the Libyan people and to our ability to implement the no-fly zone,"
the official was quoted as saying by AFP.
administrative building, which was located about 50 meters from
Gaddafi's tent, was flattened, AFP reported.