Caabu welcomes United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 on Libya
17 March 2011
Caabu welcomes the passage of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 authorising the No fly Zones over Libya and all measures necessary to protect the Libyans in Benghazi. This resolution came at the behest of many Libyans and Libyan groups, and was called for by the Arab League giving it crucial regional legitimacy. It is essential that all action is taken to support Libyans and that they are conducted solely for Libyan interests. All efforts must be made to keep any casualties to the minimum and this resolution should not be seen as authorisation for broad military action especially on the ground. The resolution ruled out any foreign occupation of any part of Libya.
Commenting on this, Chris Doyle, the Director of Caabu stated that: “This resolution is very welcome, although regrettable that this has taken so long to bring about. So many Libyan lives have been lost at the hands of Gaddafi’s forces in the last few weeks. The No Fly Zone was first suggested a month ago when it genuinely could have made a difference. Sadly a No fly Zone alone may now have very limited impact.”
Notes to editors:
1. For more information contact Chris Doyle, on + 44207 832 1321 or +447968 040281.