- · Put an end to the misuse of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 to influence the internal affairs of Libya through warfare, by revoking it, and
- · Press for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Libya, backing the African Union’s central role in this context.
- · The military intervention undertaken by some NATO members against Libya has gone far beyond the provisions of Security Council Resolution 1973 and is based on hyped-up accounts of defenseless citizens being massacred by their government, while the truth is that, in Libya, there is an on-going and intense internal armed conflict;
- · We are aware of the economic and geo-strategic interests that lie behind the war in Libya and, in particular, behind NATO support of one of the two armed factions;
- · NATO military intervention in Libya has killed (and is continuing to kill) countless civilians and has harmed and endangered the civilian population including, in various other ways, migrants and refugees;
- · At this stage, we believe that only non-belligerent countries — and particularly those with voting rights within the United Nations Security Council — can successfully bring a peaceful end to the conflict through negotiations, and by implementing the opening paragraph of UNSC Resolution 1973 calling for an immediate ceasefire.
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