Spain will "meet obligations" over Libya, says minister

Trinidad Jiménez talks of "humanitarian operation" in country

Foreign Minister Trinidad Jiménez said on Sunday that Spain will "meet its obligations" if there is international intervention in Libya. This is the closest a political leader has come to committing to military action against Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi.

"Certainly, we will always support a [UN] resolution and later meet our obligations in coordination with our [EU and NATO] partners and allies," said Jiménez, adding that the UN Security Council must still issue its resolution. But she referred to any hypothetical joint action as a "humanitarian operation," rather than "military intervention."

Jiménez also met with Amr Musa, chief of the Arab League, in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

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