Cuba Opposes Intervention in Libya

By Circles Robinson

HAVANA TIMES, March 2 — Cuba categorically opposes any foreign military intervention in Libya said Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla on Tuesday at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

While not overtly supporting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in his attempt to maintain control over his people, Cuba has concentrated its concern over a possible intervention by the United States and its allies trying to gain control over the North African country’s oil reservers.  It also laments the loss of innocent lives.

On its website the Cuban Foreign Ministry quotes Rodríguez as saying:

“Some US politicians and press media are encouraging violence, military aggression and foreign intervention. Feelings are running high and I am afraid that they might lead to serious international and internal mistakes.

“We wish that the Libyan people achieve a prompt pacific and sovereign solution to the situation created there, without any kind of foreign interference or intervention, which ensures the integrity of the Libyan Nation.”


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