“It has been decided to increase the presence of NATO maritime assets in the Central Mediterranean under the command of Supreme Allied Commander Admiral Stavridis”
“All Allies have agreed to three principles, which will act as a guide for any future considerations or actions regarding Libya: demonstrable need, a clear legal mandate and solid support from the region.”
“In particular, regional support is crucial, which is why I will continue to consult the international community and our partners in the region, including the UN, EU, the Arab League and the African Union, because we need their support to ensure that our actions, both in the near term and in the long-term, are seen as helping the situation and the democratic movement that is sweeping the region“.
“Our message today is; NATO is united, NATO is vigilant and NATO is ready to act”.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen