Tehran: Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday condemned the Western intervention in Libya,
saying it is aimed at "getting their hands on its oil," and
said Iran supports the Libyan rebels.
"They claim they want to defend the people by carrying
out military operations or by entering Libya... You did not
come to defend the people, you`ve come after Libya`s oil," he
said in a live broadcast from the holy city of Mashhad.
"Iran condemns the military action in Libya," he said,
adding that the Islamic republic supports the people who have
rebelled against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.