Gaddafi seeks Venezuela's help

2011-04-27 12:31

Caracas - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has sent a delegation to Venezuela to seek peaceful solutions to the conflict in the North African nation, President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday.

Chavez provided few details about the delegation sent by Gadhafi, saying only that "they have come to our country to search for a political way out of Libya's crisis".

Shortly after the violent upheaval in Libya began in February, Chavez proposed the creation of an international peace commission to mediate an end to the conflict. He said his government is continuing to seek a negotiated solution.

The Venezuelan president calls Gaddafi a friend and has been a staunch opponent of the military intervention by US and European air forces. The leaders of Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia have taken similar stances.

"They are launching bombs at the military barracks, schools, commercial centres," Chavez said in a televised speech. "Who gave them the right to do that? We are dedicated to seeking a peaceful solution to the drama the Libyan people are living with."

Earlier on Tuesday, Chavez stepped up his criticism of Nato's airstrikes in Libya during a meeting of Latin American and Caribbean foreign ministers. He particularly denounced Monday's bombardment of Gaddafi's compound, saying such attacks are aimed at killing Gaddafi.

"How can that be supported?" he said.

  • FirstAdam - 2011-04-27 13:53

    Chavez is an idiot SOB just like the Russians and Chinese. Not one word in sympathy for the civilians, dead or living. What have the Libyan people ever done to them? They are willing to see them die in their thousands for maintaining their friendships and business with Qaddafi. How many deaths will it take for them to understand that their dealings are with the Libyan people and not Qaddafi?

  • slg - 2011-04-27 14:20

    Chavez your time is coming. Gadhafi, what happened to "zenga zenga, we're coming after you people of Bengazi, and we'll show no mercy"?

  • Linyungandam - 2011-04-29 13:49

    Stop attacking Chavez he has the right to uphold the truth.We Africans, we have never known peace ever since natural resources become a cornestone of any economy,and western countries cash on our resources with brutality.In Rwanda hundreds of thousand of people were massacred no intervention by so called USA and allies why'there is no oil in Rwanda.Democratic Republic of Congo first Preminister was killed by USA and Mafias why 'Diamond,Uranium and others.Chavez survived a coup d'etat organized by USA why'oil.Why is there uprising which is being supported by USA and blind allies in Allah's world why oil and Arab league which was becoming powerful than AU and Gaddhafis'stance on making Africa as one voice.People have Bengazi you are saying u will go after Chavez you are idiots if USA and allies were principled like Russia,China and North Korea you would be liking your wounds in prison today shame on you that you can be manuplated by western are fools of the century.

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