Military strikes not answer to Libya

Barack Obama said the crisis in Libya, where ISIL has built a presence, could not be ended with "a few drone strikes or a few military operations".

Military strikes not answer to Libya

World Bulletin / News Desk

U.S. President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday urged a political solution to the conflict in Libya, saying foreign military operations were unlikely to solve the crisis there.

"Libya is obviously an area of great concern," Obama said. He earlier said he and Renzi did not discuss possible drone strikes during their meeting at the White House.

"We will not be able to solve the problem with just a few drone strikes or a few military operations," he said at a joint news conference with Renzi after their talk.

"We will combine counterterrorism efforts in cooperation with Italy and other like-minded nations with a political effort," Obama said.

Renzi said separately that peace in Libya must be achieved internally among the parties there. 

People trafficking networks have taken advantage of  Libya's instability, making it the major departure point for migrants to escape to Europe.

 

Last Mod: 18 Nisan 2015, 12:32
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