Mali summons Spanish ambassador to ask for explanations about possible NATO intervention

Bamako, SANA- The government of Mali yesterday summoned the Spanish ambassador to protest against the statements of the Spanish foreign minister about the intervention of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the country.

Earlier, Spanish Foreign Minister Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albares had not rule out a NATO intervention in Mali.

Diop understood these comments as a threat of aggression. “It seems that the minister is encouraging an act of aggression against an independent and sovereign country, which is why we have declared this call, to raise an energetic protest,” the Malian minister lamented.

Diop took the opportunity to “remind” his Spanish counterpart “that the current insecurity situation in Mali is related to the NATO intervention in Libya, from which our country is suffering the consequences.”

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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