BRUSSELS, March 10 NATO Secretary-General Anders
Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday any NATO military action in
Libya would have to be based on there being a demonstrable need
and a clear mandate and with support in the region.
"Any operation we undertake needs to respect three key
principles: firstly there has to be demonstrable need for NATO
action, secondly there has to be a clear legal basis, and
thirdly there has to be firm regional support," he said, as NATO
defence ministers met to discuss options to respond to the
turmoil in Libya, including a possible no-fly zone.
(reporting by Missy Ryan and David Brunnstrom)