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Stoltenberg confirms that no operations for NATO in Libya


The Secretary-General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, said that the organization won’t have any role inside Libya in the mean time, referring that the NATO is having a role in the fight against the Islamic State (IS).

He confirmed that they will continue supporting Turkish defense lines and local forces. He added that the “NATO has no intention to launch new operations inside Libya to fight the IS”.

He stressed that positioning S400 missiles in Syria is one of reasons why NATO is increasing its military presence in the region.

Foreign ministers of (NATO) are convening, Tuesday, in Brussels with High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union, Federica Mogherini, to discuss security threats originating from southern Europe, and the increasing threat of the IS inside Syria, Iraq and Libya.

According to a statement of American Ambassador in NATO, Douglas Lout, to the European news agency, ministers are to discuss military contributions of NATO in the international alliance against the IS, and putting specific strategy to defend the organization.

The European news agency quoted diplomats in Brussels that NATO refuses to deploy ground troops to fight the IS, betting on supporting defense capabilities of allied countries as in Iraq and Tunisia, they are hoping to help Libya in case the Government of National Accord (GNA) is formed.