Iran FM: Libya falling into ruins

Iran FM: Libya falling into ruins

Libya is falling into ruins, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said, ISNA reported.

"NATO forces are exchanging weapons in Libya despite resolution of the UN Security Council and some other countries. They are fueling unrest in the country whereas they should have worked toward peace and calm. Libya is falling into ruins. Foreigners are sowing discord in the country and NATO forces are bombarding innocent people and infrastructures," Salehi told reporters on the sidelines of 200th anniversary of Venezuelan Independence.

He added, "the Islamic Republic of Iran disagrees with NATO moves in Libya. We had expected that measures of these forces, who claim they are human rights advocates, would not lead to killing people, whereas killing occurs every day in Libya."

Also regarding developments in Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister said, "Syrian government needs to meet legitimate demands of people in Libya, if majority of people are calling for realization of their legitimate calls. Syrian government has done so and fulfilled its promises."

The conflict in Libya began with mass protests against Muammar Gaddafi's regime in mid-February and escalated into armed confrontation by the end of the month. UN Security Council adopted a resolution calling for the closure of airspace over Libya to stop firing of rebel forces and civilian casualties on March 17.

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