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India should seek review of UN vote on Libya: CPI-M

Posted by on March 20, 2011 0 Comment

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday described the Western bombardment of Libya as “a dangerous act of aggression” and urged India to demand a review of a UN Security Council resolution that led to the military attack.

The CPI-M said in a statement that the Security Council resolution on Libya had been utilized by the Nato for this attack.

“The five members of the Council, which includes India, who abstained on the resolution, should demand a review of the resolution. Till then there has to be a halt to the military action by Nato,” it said.

“The military strikes by the Nato forces comprising France, Britain and the US are a dangerous act of aggression.

“The Nato is now repeating what it did in Iraq, which led to deaths of millions of people and large scale destruction.

“Despite the rhetoric about protecting the Libyan people, this act of aggression is a gross violation of Libya’s sovereignty and a calculated intervention in an internal conflict to bring about regime change.

“The hypocrisy of the Western powers can be seen in their connivance with the Saudi military intervention to crush the popular and peaceful revolt in Bahrain,” it added.

“The West has no compunction in resorting to force to secure its interests in oil-rich Libya and the Middle East.”

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