UN Security Council Sanctions Not Enough: Indonesia

01 March, 2011 | Source: Jakarta Globe

“The Indonesian government strongly supports the United Nations Security Council, but we expected even more than that,” Marty said.

The Indonesian government has thrown its support behind UN Security Council sanctions imposed on Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi, his family and his inner circle, Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa said on Monday.

“The Indonesian government strongly supports the United Nations Security Council, but we expected even more than that,” Minister Natalegawa said.

Council members on Sunday voted unanimously to ban arms sales to Libya, freeze Qaddafi’s assets and refer the Libyan leader to the International Criminal Court.

Natalegawa said President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had sent a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban-ki Moon expressing concerns about the Libyan regime, which posed a danger to the citizens of the North African country.

He said that though the security council had acted, the sanctions did not go far enough in ensuring the protection of innocent civilians.

He said it was Indonesia’s expectation that the UN “be more active and urgently handle the situation in order to foster favorable conditions for the Libya people to resolve their problems through dialogue.

Indonesia still has more than 500 foreign workers still believed to be trapped inside the embattled country.

 

 

 

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