Egypt "should Consider Military Action in Libya"

Amr Moussa, Egypt's former foreign minister and former secretary-general of the Arab League, has said that Egypt should consider the possibility of a military response to the situation in Libya.

He said in a statement:

"The situation in Libya is a major concern for Egypt, Libya's neighbouring countries, and the Arab world at large.

"Statelets, sects and extremist factions in Libya directly threaten Egypt's national security. I call for a broad public debate to sensitise public opinion to the risks, and to build the necessary support in case we have to exercise our right to self-defence."

Egypt's foreign affairs spokesman declined to comment on Moussa's statement.


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