China concerned over NATO strikes in Libya

China expressed concern over the NATO air strikes in which Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi`s youngest son and three grandchildren were killed.

Last Updated: May 02, 2011, 21:22 PM IST

Beijing: China on Sunday expressed concern
over the NATO air strikes in which Libyan leader Muammar
Gaddafi`s youngest son and three grandchildren were killed.

Gaddafi and his wife escaped the NATO missile strike
at the residence of his youngest son in the capital Tripoli
yesterday.

"The Chinese side has noticed reports that Gaddafi`s
son, Saif al-Arab, and others were killed in the raids," said
Jiang Yu, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson.

"We are concerned about the deaths and injuries of
civilians caused by the escalating conflict in Libya," Jiang
was quoted as saying by state-run Xinhua news agency in
response to a question.

China disapproves of any act beyond the authorisation
of the UN Security Council and hopes that all relevant parties
will immediately cease fire and resolve the crisis politically
through dialogue and other peaceful means, she added.

PTI