Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gadhafi resignation is a matter of time: NATO

The NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has said that giving up the power, to Muammar Gadhafi's just a matter of time. "The question is not whether Gadhafi will leave, but when ... could take some time yet, but it could happen tomorrow," Rasmussen said at a conference in Brussels. The general secretary's speech came shortly after NATO agreed today to extend for three months its mission in Libya, whose plan of operations was due to expire at the end of June.

The secretary general partner has made it clear that NATO "is not (in Libya) a day longer than necessary, but not be withdrawn" prematurely. " "The transition in Libya should be perfect," said Rasmussen, who has said that NATO is prepared to cooperate with other organizations like the UN, the Arab League and African Union to organize the future after Gaddafi.

Among other things, the Alliance would be willing to contribute their "unique experience" in the training of armed forces "modern, democratic and not attack people, but protect it." Moreover, the decision to extend for another 90 days the NATO mission in Libya is to Rasmussen a "clear message to the regime of Gadhafi." "We are determined to continue our operation to protect the people of Libya.

We will maintain our efforts to fulfill the UN mandate," said the secretary general following the agreement. NATO assumed control of international operations in Libya on 31 March and adopted a plan of operations for 90 days, which expired in late June. With today's decision, the NATO action may continue in the North African country for three months.

"Our decision also sends a clear message to the people of Libya: NATO, our partners, the entire international community is with you. We are united to ensure that you can shape your own future. And that day is coming," added Rasmussen . The Alliance said yesterday that it sees clear signs of divisions within the regime of Moammar Gadhafi after the recent defections of senior army commanders.

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