South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has put the blame for the current surge of refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea into Europe at the feet of the Europeans themselves, BBC reports.
Zuma, while briefing diplomats on South Africa's position on international affairs ahead of the UN General Assembly in New York next week, said the migrant crisis was triggered by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) forces, attacking Libya after the Arab Spring, leading to the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
"…actions taken in the bombarding of Libya and killing of its leader that opened the floodgates … today those who were part of destabilizing that part of the world, they do not want to accept the refugees. It is their responsibility. They caused it, they must address it." said Zuma.
He added the United Nations must be reformed to represent all continents and meet the challenges of a modern world.