Kevin Rudd speaks to Al Jazeera

Australian foreign minister speaks about UN sanctions on Gaddafi and Australian measures against Libya.

    UN security council has voted unanimously to impose sanctions on the Libyan government, however, Kevin Rudd, Australian foreign minister says that the council needs to do more.

    Speaking to Al Jazeera, Rudd said that Australia fully supports the imposition of no-fly zones over Libya.

    As western leaders face mounting criticism over years of close ties with Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, Rudd said that, "This is a serious situation. There is a mass loss of life and therefore the international community cannot remain silent.

    "Following the imposition of autonomous sanctions, Australia will have the legal footing to investigate the holding of (Gaddafi and his family's) assets within Australia as well.

    "We will deploy every single resource to track down assets belonging to Gaddafi, and we have listed 24 other key members of family in the regime, who may have assets within Australia," he added. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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