The statement said foreign interference "is considered a violation of Libya?s sovereignty, independence and territorial unity."

Syria says it is against any foreign intervention in Libya.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry statement comes as Western countries debate whether to protect the rebels from Libyan leader Moammar Qadhafi?s air force by putting a no?fly zone over some or all of the country.

The statement said foreign interference ?is considered a violation of Libya?s sovereignty, independence and territorial unity.?

Syria has close relations with Libya. Damascus has been relatively quiet regarding uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya and has prevented demonstrations near those countries? embassies in Syria.

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