France says doesn't want NATO involved in Libya

18th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

France does not want NATO involved in UN-sanctioned military action in Libya as it would send the wrong signal for the alliance to attack an Arab country, the foreign ministry said Friday.

"France's position on NATO has been constant since the beginning," ministry spokesman Bernard Valero told AFP. "We do not want NATO involved."

"We do not think it would be the right signal to send that NATO as such intervenes in an Arab nation," Valero said, adding: "Allies have not taken a political position concerning NATO's involvement."

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