Remarks by Ambassador Wittig to the UN Press Corps on Libya
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.