London, June 27(ANI): British Defence Secretary Liam Fox has said that his country has the political and moral resolve to continue protecting Libyan civilian population against the “excesses and violence” of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.
“The message should ring out very clearly to Colonel Gaddafi and his regime that, not only can we do it, not only do we have the military hardware to do it, but we have the political and moral resolve to continue to protect the population of Libya as long as we are asked do so under the authority of the United Nations and as long as Colonel Gaddafi is waging war on his own people,” The Independent quoted Fox, as saying.
He further insisted that Britain can afford military operations in Libya with the funding coming from Treasury reserves.
“We have made it very clear that the way in which we are carrying out this mission is sustainable along with our allies, and I think that it is very important that, when you are in a conflict, you do not raise ideas in the minds of your opponents that we may not be willing to carry this through,” Fox said.
“We are willing to carry it through, we are able to carry it through and we will do so as long as required,” he added. (ANI)