From AGI: [Foreign] Minister Franco Frattini has said Italy will take back its bases if NATO does not assume command of operations in Libya. "Should there be a variety of commands, we would have to study a system in which Italy would assume responsibility for command over its own bases," he said after a meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council.
From David Brunnstrom, Reuters: Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini called on Monday for a greater NATO role.
"It’s time to move from a coalition of willing toward a bit more coordinated approach under NATO because NATO has the capacity, the experience to lead a well-coordinated action," he said ahead of a meeting of EU foreign ministers.
An Italian foreign ministry official said Italy considered the current three-way command structure involving France, Britain and the United States and the resulting bombing campaign "anarchic" and said it "poses problems to the Arab world." (photo: Getty)