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NATO commander: UN mandate is to protect civilians

04-07-2011 08:37 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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In its latest response to criticism, from rebels over the pace of NATO's aircampaigns in Libya, NATO's deputy commander of operations, has reminded rebels, that the UN mandate, under which NATO operates, is to protect civilians, only.

He said, "The UN mandate and the UN Security Council resolutions in that, which NATO has signed up to do, is to protect the civilian population. Let me be clear, it did not say to gain the trust of either side in doing that. The trust is for the international community to accept that NATO is acting in accordance with the mandate and doing what it said it would do."


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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