French minister excludes immediate military intervention into Libya

21:57, February 24, 2011      

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French Defense Minister Alain Juppe Thursday ruled out immediate military intervention into Libya.

When asked by local radio France Inter on whether the international community would send foreign troops to restore peace in Libya, the defense minister, also former French prime minister, clearly excluded the possibility for the moment.

"We are working on sanctions, financial, commercial, political as well, which may be taken," Juppe said, echoing what President Nicolas Sarkozy said in a Wednesday statement.

Libyan protesters started to rally in streets last week, plunging the North African country into chaos and bloodshed.

Source: Xinhua
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