Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday reiterated his country’s support for military intervention in Libya, where western armed forces are intervening in a violent conflict between rebels and forces loyal to President Muammar Gaddafi.
“President Garcia and I agree that the resolution approved by the United Nations has our full and absolute support,” Santos told journalists.
Santos said he wants “the Libyan people to stop being oppressed the way they are oppressed and that hopefully this nation can recover its freedom and the defense of human rights as soon as possible.”
According to Santos, Gaddafi himself is to blame for the foreign military intervention against his government.
“The Libyan authorities have mocked the United Nations resolution and that is why there is an intervention. That’s why the U.A. and the Security Council exist,” said Santos, whose representative to the Security Council voted in favor of last week’s resolution that allowed force to Libya from violently oppressing a rebellion against Gaddafi’s 42-year old rule.