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Germany Opposes Imminent War against Libya
Berlin, Mar. 17 (Prensa Latina) |
As the United States and its European allies prepared for air attacks on Libya, the German government warned of an uncontrollable escalation if war breaks out.
In a press release, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle welcomed the UN Security Council resolution on the Libya conflict, but criticized the paragraph that opens the door to a possible military intervention.
"Our intention continues to be non-military intervention," Westerwelle said in an interview with ARD state television.
Meanwhile, leftist parties and peace organizations questioned the concept of so-called humanitarian intervention.
According to socialists from the Die Linke (Left) Party, the no-fly zone is a euphemism.
"In fact, the establishment of a no-fly zone means war, including the destruction of the air traffic control systems, and the bombing of the air defense and air force," an expert from the party's parliament faction told Prensa Latina in Berlin.
The leaders of the socialist party and their parliament faction, Gesine Loetzsch, and Gregory Gysi, also demanded that the Angela Merkel government try to convince UN supporters of a war on Libya to give up their plans.
At the same time, they criticized the social-democrats and the Greens, who urged MerkelÂ�s administration to support the military incursion in Libya.