France asks green light from United Nations for a military operation to end crisis in Mali 1110122

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Thursday, October 11, 2012, 09:43 AM
 
France asks green light from United Nations for a military operation to end crisis in Mali.
French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, expressed his readiness to give green light to the launching of a military operation to end crisis in northern Mali. "France has once again confirmed its readiness not only to vote for this resolution, but to support the logistical and political the initiative taken by Africans," Hollande said.
     
French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday expressed his readiness to give green light to the launching of a military operation to end crisis in northern Mali. "France has once again confirmed its readiness not only to vote for this resolution, but to support the logistical and political the initiative taken by Africans," Hollande said.
President François Hollande of France Addresses General Assembly of United Nations.
     

"The goal is to eradicate terrorism for the interest of Mali, Africa and also the stability of the world," he stressed.

Speaking during a joint press conference with visiting United Nations Secretary General Ban Kimoon, French leader added that "all the elements will be gatherd to vote a resolution within a reasonable time, which means a brief (delay)."

Paris has announced that it will soon present to the Security Council a draft resolution aimed at preparing the ground for UN green light to oust Islamists insurgents from Mali's northern region.

As violence in Syria escalates, Hollande and Ban Kimoon called for a political transition in the violence-ridden country "so that the regime gives ground, Bashar al-Assad quits office and political transition exists."

The UN Secretary General urged an end "the militarization of the conflict."

"The militarization of the conflict will only worsen the situation of the Syrians. The only option is the political resolution of the conflcit via a political dialogue by Syrian people," he said.

 

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