Libyans denounce imperialist air attacks on the North African state. Condemnations are growing against the U.S, and the Western Europeans who are bombing the country. a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Italy issues NATO command ultimatum over Libya
2011-03-22 01:14 AM
Italy is warning that it will review the use of its bases by coalition forces for strikes against Libya if the mission doesn't pass to NATO's command.
Foreign Minister Franco Frattini issued the ultimatum Monday after Turkey blocked NATO from approving a military strategy that would allow NATO's participation in the operation.
Italy has allowed seven military bases to be used, and six Italian Tornados took part in operations over Libya on Sunday.
Italian news organizations report that Frattini told a press conference in Brussels that if the mission doesn't pass to NATO's command, "Italy will begin reflecting on the use of its bases: if there is a multiplication of command centers, we must study a way in which Italy retakes control of its bases."