LIBYA: Sarkozy promises military support for 'Libyan friends'
French President Nicolas Sarkozy announced at a Wednesday news conference broadcast on Al Jazeera that France would continue military operations in Libya under a United Nations mandate for as long as needed.
He also said an earlier announced conference on Libya would take place in Paris on Sept. 1.
Photo: France's President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, shakes hands with the head of Libya's opposition government, Mahmoud Jibril, after their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Wednesday. Credit: Jacques Brinon/Associates Press.