France intends to act on Libya immediately after UN vote
Mar 17, 2011, 22:28 GMT
New York - France was prepared to act on enforcing a no-fly zone in Libya as soon as the UN Security Council approves a new resolution, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Thursday.
The 15-member council started to vote shortly after 2200 GMT and a result was expected momentarily.
Before the vote, Juppe said his country, Britain, some Arab countries and possibly the United States were 'ready to take action' to implement the resolution.
'We and our partners are preparing the follow-up decisions,' Juppe told reporters.
'France and other countries are ready to put into action the resolution of the Security Council,' he said. 'It's very important that Arab countries become involved in the intervention when it takes place.'
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