Remarks by Ambassador Wittig to the UN Press Corps on Libya

Mar 10, 2011

Remarks on Libya to the UN Press Corps by Ambassador Wittig ahead of today's Security Council meeting on Somalia:

Q: Any reactions [inaudible] asking for more air strikes?
W: You know that we had a meeting of the Foreign Ministers today in Brussels and they discussed and decided upon extending the sanctions. I think this is what we should focus on also here. We should work on the further tightening of the sanctions here in the Security Council -- that's our focus.
Q: Are you going to propose more sanctions, we hear about an oil escrow account?
W: No details so far, but we are certainly in favour of extending the sanctions to other areas in order to increase the pressure on Ghadafi.

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