UN ends Nato operations in Libya

2011-10-27 16:33

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday cancelled its authorisation for a seven-month-old Nato military operation in Libya that led to the ousting and death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

The 15-nation council unanimously approved a resolution terminating the UN mandate, which set the no-fly zone over Libya and permitted foreign military forces, including Nato, to use "all necessary measures" to protect Libyan civilians.

The resolution said the UN authorisation for foreign military operations in Libya will lapse at 23:59  local Libyan time on October 31.

  • Barry - 2011-10-27 17:39

    Lets see if the greedy USA and NATO are out of Libya by Monday next week. I doubt it very much

  • mmoledis - 2011-10-27 18:21

    That is a very good move by the western controlled organisation to halt such operation in Africa, there was a better way of resolving the problems of Libya but because of Western interests in Libya then they used UN as the catalyst to further their interests. The world is in crisis and not only Libya, so we will then see what the so called westerns and superpowers what they will do with the situation in other countries which are in the same problems Libya had like Yemeni and Syria, we want also intervention there by the westerns they must not just tackle Africa and leave any country out side Africa to do as they wish and be soft and lenient to such countries, it took UN several days to take resolution which was harsh to Libya and why not Syria and Yemen? UN needs some changes with regard to how they operate it must be transformed to cater all and not westerns and individual countries having power.The issue of veto is not good at all also as countries having such privileges of veto are abusing it and using it for their interests and their regions. Russia and China are supporting Syria against voting to sanction it further, while USA is using that veto to help in UN against countries they support like Israel. Transformation is really needed especially the use of veto voting system and also the issue of permanent membership should be increased as the world is growing and not only five countries currently permanent members should control the entire world alone and dictated to

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