Japan Condemns the ``Flagrant Violence by Qadhafi Against Libyan People``

Friday, March 18, 2011

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) The Government of Japan expressed today "grave concern over the situation in Libya, in which a large number of people continue to be killed or injured," and urged the Libyan authorities, including Leader Muammar Al Qadthafi, to "immediately halt the violence against people of Libya."

A statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan "strongly condemned the sustained use of flagrant violence by the Libyan authorities against the Libyan people, despite the adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1970."

On Thursday, March 17th (New York time, Japan time: Friday, March 18th), the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1973 which includes establishment of No Fly Zone in Libya and strengthening of sanctions.

This resolution represents a clear and strong global message to the Libyan authorities, the statement said adding that the Government of Japan strongly calls for the Libyan authorities to observe the Resolution immediately.

Photo: Japanese Foreign Minister Matsumoto (PanOrient News archive photo)

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