March 15, 2011 / 8:51 PM / 7 years ago

German envoy still has queries on Libya no-fly zone

UNITED NATIONS, March 15 (Reuters) Germany’s U.N. ambassador said on Tuesday some key questions about a proposed no-fly zone in a draft Security Council resolution on Libya remained unanswered.

Envoy Peter Wittig was speaking to reporters after a draft resolution providing both for a no-fly zone and for further sanctions against Libyan leaders was circulated by Britain, France and Lebanon at a meeting of the 15-nation council.

“We raised questions we felt are still not fully answered, as to the Arab participation in such a measure, as to whether the implementation of such a zone would run counter to the intention of the Arab League itself, the Arab League having pointed out that there should be no foreign intervention,” Wittig said.

Reporting by Louis Charbonneau; Editing by Will Dunham

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