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France agrees for key NATO role in Libya fight

France agrees for key NATO role in Libya fight

France says it has agreed with the United States that NATO should have a role in coalition's military operations in Libya.
A statement issued in Paris said that French President Nicolas Sarkozy and President Barack Obama "agreed on the modalities of using the structures of the NATO command to support the coalition."
The statement says both leaders spoke on Tuesday.
Separately, British Prime Minister David Cameron's office said that he and Obama also agreed that NATO should play a key role in commanding the military campaign in Libya.
NATO members, meeting Tuesday in Brussels, agreed to have the alliance use sea power to enforce a U.N arms embargo on Libya.
But the organizations members continued to debate the much more difficult issue of whether the alliance would coordinate enforcement of a U.N. imposed no-fly zone over Libya.


Updated : 2021-04-17 14:40 GMT+08:00