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NATO envoys discussing possible war scenario in Libya

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Berlin, Mar 19, IRNA -- Ambassadors from 28 NATO countries were meeting in Brussels on Saturday to set the stage for a likely military intervention in Libya, however no concrete decisions have yet been taken, according to the German press.

A unnamed NATO spokesman said member states were pressing ahead with plans for military action to halt the military campaign of the Libyan regime.

It is still unclear which NATO states will take part in a military operation in Libya.

The western military alliance is divided on a likely war in Libya as Germany, which is currently a Security Council member, abstained in Thursday's UN vote.

Berlin alleges that several fellow NATO member states have also voiced strong doubts about the planned western military mission in Libya.

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has reiterated his country's deep scepticism on a western military intervention in the north African country.

He highlighted 'substantial risks and dangers' in case of a western military action.

Westerwelle made repeatedly clear German soldiers would not take part in the military mission in Libya.

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