NATO-bombing of Libya: Violation of the U.N. mandate

Belgrade, April 19 2011 (Reuters) – Russia said on Tuesday Western attempts to topple Muammar Gaddafi were a violation of a U.N. resolution on Libya, which only authorised the use of force to protect civilians. “The U.N. Security Council never aimed to topple the Libyan regime,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on a visit to Belgrade. “All those who are currently using the U.N. resolution for that aim are violating the U.N. mandate,” he said. (Reporting by Aleksandar Vasovic; Editing by Adam Tanner and Jon Boyle)

Photo: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

 

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