US rebuffed French call to resume Libya ops: Juppe

14th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

The United States rebuffed a French request for US warplanes to resume major air raids in Libya, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Thursday after talks with US counterpart Hillary Clinton.

"I discussed this with Mrs Clinton and they will continue along the same line, which is to provide planes on a case by case basis," Juppe told reporters on the sidelines of a NATO foreign ministers' meeting in Berlin.

"I told her we needed them back, we would have liked them to return."

© 2011 AFP

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