Germany sees 'good reasons' to fear intervention

21st March 2011, Comments 0 comments

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Monday said Arab League criticism of alliance action in Libya showed that Germany had "good reasons" to fear military intervention.

"It is the responsibility of every country to decide if they'll support a military intervention or not," Westerwelle said on arriving for talks with European Union counterparts on the situation in Libya and across the Arab world.

"We always said we wouldn't send soldiers," he added. "This does not mean we are neutral, this does not mean that we have any sympathy with the dictator (Moamer) Kadhafi.

"(But) we calucated the risks, and when we see that three days after this intervention began, the Arab League has already criticised this intervention, I think we see we had good reasons," he said.

© 2011 AFP

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