March 18, 2011 / 12:32 AM / 6 years ago

Germany: Abstained on Libya no-fly zone due risks

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

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