March 21, 2011 / 8:44 AM / 8 years ago

Hague says Arab League backs action in Libya

Foreign Secretary William Hague arrives for a COBRA meeting at Downing Street in London March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

LONDON (Reuters) - The Arab League still supports air strikes on Libya to enforce a no-fly zone, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday.

Hague said he had spoken to Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa after Moussa was quoted as saying he did not want military strikes that hit civilians.

“Of course he was expressing his concern, as we as all do, about any civilian causalities,” Hague told BBC Radio 4.

“He continued to support the UN resolution, the implementation of the resolution,” Hague added.

“I think too much was made of Amr Moussa’s comments. I will be talking to him again today. I talked to Arab foreign ministers yesterday. I did not detect in them any weakening of their commitment to implement this resolution.”

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