Video>> Gaddafi will stay in Libya until end of conflict
TRIPOLI, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi warned on Thursday a military action launched by the international coalition can go out of control, accusing Western powers of harming the relations between the Libyan people.
"They have started a dangerous issue which can not be controlled. This will be out of their control whatever destructive weapons they have," he said in a statement published by official news agency.
The world's major powers, Britain, the United States and France, started on March 19 to launch strikes from the air and sea against Gaddafi's forces after the UN Security Council passed a resolution to impose a no-fly zone over Libya.
The resolution also called for authorizing "all necessary measures" to protect civilians in Libya, an appointed reference to military operations.
Gaddafi also accused the coalition leaders of jeopardizing their nations' "vested interests" in the oil-rich North African nation by taking military actions.
China urges ceasefire in Libya, stresses diplomatic efforts
BEIJING, March 29 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday called for an immediate ceasefire in Libya, saying diplomacy should be used instead to solve the crisis in the country.
"China does not agree with the use of force in international affairs and holds that disputes should be solved through dialogue and in peaceful ways," said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu at a regular news briefing. Full story
Venezuela supports Gaddafi's resistance to air raids
MONTEVIDEO, March 30 (Xinhua) -- Visiting Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said here Wednesday he supports Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's military resistance to air raids by the international community.
Gaddafi "is doing what he has to do," Chavez said during a joint press conference with Uruguayan President Jose Mujica. Full story
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