Germany: Abstained on Libya no-fly zone due risks
BERLIN, March 18
BERLIN, March 18 (Reuters) - Germany said on Friday it had abstained from voting for a U.N. resolution authorising a no-fly zone over Libya because it sees "considerable dangers and risks" in military action against Muammar Gaddafi.
Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in a statement after the Security Council vote that German troops "will not take part in a military operation in Libya".
(Reporting by Stephen Brown; Editing by Michael Roddy)