Russian Foreign Min. reject Italy’s no-fly zone over Libya proposal

MOSCOW, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov rejected on Monday Italy’s proposal to establish a no-fly zone over Libya.

This proposal is similar to a UN Security Council plan in 2011 that led to the bombing of Libya by NATO, Lavror said at the ending of his talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

He recalled that the UN Security Council resolution called on states to ensure establishment of a no-fly zone over Libya, which was used by NATO to bomb Libya.

He expressed his opinion, saying that the ceasefire without preconditions constitutes a start of political dialogue, adding Libyan people interest requires an immediate cessation of military operations as well as dialogue to reach agreements.

Meanwhile, Russia has expressed concern about the Turkish government’s intention to send armed forces to help Libya’s National Accord (GNA) headed by Faiz al-Sarraj.

Source: Kuwait News Agency