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Italy Suspends 'Friendship' Treaty With Libya

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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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Italy Suspends 'Friendship' Treaty With Libya


online.wsj.com

ROME—Italy has suspended a treaty that forbids it from participating in any military action against the regime of Col. Moammar Gadhafi, according to Italy's defense minister, making it easier for Rome to participate in any potential peace-keeping mission to the North African country.
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posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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As part of that sweeping accord, Italy agreed to refrain form "direct or indirect" use of military force against the Libyan government. The accord also forbids Italy from "allowing the use of its territory in any hostile act against Libya."


Ready for another ride in the roller coaster? In this so-called friendship treaty, Italy pledges to pay EUR 5 billion in reparations for its colonial rule. In exchange, Gadhafi promised to give Italian firms a favored status in tenders for major engineering projects.

Let's see what happens now, with the US, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands being among the many nations having navy vessels off the Libyan coast, it wouldn't surprise if military actions is seriously considered.

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edit on 26-2-2011 by Mdv2 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 26 2011 @ 06:42 PM
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Wow, lets just hope that libya can pull through, and their leader will become de-throned.



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