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Germany's Ambassador to the United Nations Peter Wittig (C) and India's Ambassador to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri (R) vote to abstain the UN Security Council Libya resolution calling for a no-fly, March 17, 2011, UN headquarters, New York.
Friday, Mar. 18, 2011

Open quoteWe should not enter a military confrontation on the optimistic assumption that quick results with few casualties will be achieved.Close quote

  • the Germany ambassador, on his country's abstention — with four others — from a U.N. Security Council vote to authorize a no-fly zone over Libya and "all necessary measures" protecting civilians against leader Muammar Gaddafi's security forces
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