NATO Secretary General's statement on the situation in Libya

  • 24 Feb. 2011 -
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  • Last updated: 25 Feb. 2011 15:06

I do not consider the situation in Libya a direct threat to NATO or NATO Allies, but, of course, there may be negative repercussions.

Press conference by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

Such upheaval may have a negative impact on migration, refugees, etc., and that also goes for neighbouring countries.

But I would like to stress that NATO as such has no plans to intervene. We have not received any request in that regard and any actions should be based on a UN mandate.

This statement was made  in response to a question asked by Reuters at a  press conference in Kyiv, during the Secretary General’s visit to Ukraine.