March 1, 2011
Sir John Major has called for military action against Col Muammar Gaddafi if he uses chemical weapons on his people.
He backed David Cameron and other Western leaders who are on the brink of ordering military action against Col Muammar Gaddafi amid fears that the Libyan dictator could use chemical weapons against his own people.
The former Prime Minsister said he believes the option of military force should not be removed from the table, if Gaddafi uses chemical weapons, such as mustard gas, on his own people.
But he said that the use of armed force should be “the last resort” and should be backed by overwhelming international support through the United Nations.
Asked if the international community should toughen its stance towards Libya if Gaddafi unleashes chemical weapons against his people, Sir John said: “I think it would and I think it should.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 5:37 am