Dutch wait for Nato on Libya

The Netherlands will not get involved in international efforts to restore order in Libya until formally requested to do so by Nato, foreign minister Uri Rosenthal confirmed on Monday.

Rosenthal expects Nato agreement within a few hours, at which point a request for Dutch help could follow, he is quoted as saying by news agency ANP.
Nato ‘is the structure which we work in’, Rosenthal said.
Spain and Norway have since joined Britain, the US and France in their operation in Libya, named Odessy Dawn.
The Dutch minesweeper HMS Haarlem is in the Mediterranean Sea at the moment on normal exercises, the paper said.
A poll by Maurice de Hond at the weekend shows 55% of the Dutch think the Netherlands should be involved in the bombing of Libya while 35% is opposed.
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