ČR would support intervention in Libya

In "case of urgent necessity"...

Aktualne.cz

Written by Aktualne.cz
Published on 04.03.2011 09:21 (updated on 04.03.2011)

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky
Published on 04.03.2011 09:21 (updated on 04.03.2011)

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The Czech Republic would support a military intervention against the Gaddafi regime in Libya, said Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg.

In an interview with Czech on-line daily Aktualne.cz, Schwarzenberg said that the Czech Republic would support an intervention in “case of urgent necessity”.

“A bayonet is usually not the best instrument to plant the tree of democracy. But in a really extreme case, we would support a military action,” said Schwarzenberg, who is currently in Geneva, Switzerland, at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Council.

According to the minister, the time of military action would came in case of a threat of a ” massive death toll”. 

One week ago, Schwarzenberg said that the EU and Czech Republic should interfere with the situation in Libya as little as possible.

The US are currently discussing an answer to the Libyan crisis with NATO.

More than 1,000 people have been killed in clashes in Libya during the last few weeks. In addition, many fear that Libya’s leader Gaddafi could use chemical weapons against its own population in order to remain in power.

US air and naval military forces are being repositioned around Libya. Schwarzenberg said that it is an “understandable” move which enables the forces to act if necessary.

Today, UK’s David Cameron said that an armed intervention is a possibility. In addition, he mentioned a possibility of arming Libya’s opposition.

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