Italy plans to end its recent role in the NATO operation in Libya

Italy does not preclude the ability of term limits for its own role in the NATO operation in Libya. As reported by Itar-Tass in an interview with the newspaper "Corriere della Sera" said Defense Minister Ignazio La Russa. He noted that such a move is aimed at accelerating the diplomatic process and the beginning of the transition period "after Gaddafi."

"Consideration of the Government and Parliament of Italy date of withdrawal from the active phase of the operation would be a signal to our British, American and French allies to develop the diplomatic solutions to resolve the crisis," — said La Russa.

The minister added that the Italian role in the operation had no effect on the increase in the influx of illegal immigrants. In addition, he pointed to the efforts of its own ministry to lower the cost of financing the Italian international operations while maintaining their volume.

We add that the role of Italy in the operation in Libya has once again become a stumbling block inside the ruling coalition. For example, previously opposed the merger of Italian planes bombing of the Federal Government to the party of "Northern League" again spoke about the "termination of wasting funds for military action."

According to some reports, the end of the country's role in the Libyan mission will be one of the main demands of the representatives of the party.

It is understood that Italy, which from the beginning of the operation provided the Allies own seven military bases in the second step has joined the bombing, passing the order NATO 12 aircraft. According to La Russa, in any case, Italy would leave the Allies access to the databases.

Recall the other day, "Rosbalt" reported that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he hoped that the war started in March operation in Libya will end in recent times and not be reincarnated as a "swamp".

"We are participating in the operation and look at the situation and do not wish it to be turned into a swamp," — said Berlusconi.

With all this, he expressed the hope that operation will end with the end of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, and it will happen in the Lately.

Recall March 17, the UN Security Council imposed a no-fly zone over Libya. In order to ensure a no-fly zone, an embargo on weapons and the protection of civilian populations coalition of Western countries began March 19, the military operation in Libya, which is managed through a number of days, one hundred percent, defected to NATO. The mandate for the operation came on June 27, but on June 1 NATO extended the operation for 90 days — until the end of September.

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