France ready to discuss military aid for Libyan rebels

France is prepared to hold discussions with its allies over supplying military aid to Libyan rebels fighting Muammar Gaddafi`s forces, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said.

Last Updated: Mar 30, 2011, 10:10 AM IST

London: France is prepared to hold
discussions with its allies over supplying military aid to Libyan rebels fighting Muammar Gaddafi`s forces, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said.

Juppe admitted that arming or training the rebels was
not covered in two UN Security Council resolutions on Libya in
recent weeks.
"This is not allowed by either Resolution 1973 or
Resolution 1970. For the time being, France is sticking to the
strict application of these resolutions," Juppe said.
"Having said that, we are prepared to discuss this
with our partners," he told reporters after an international
conference in London to map out Libya`s future.

PTI