Venezuela`s Chavez condemns death of Gaddafi`s son
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Last Updated: Sunday, May 01, 2011, 15:19
Caracas: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is condemning the killing of one of Muammar Gaddafi's sons and three of his grandchildren in a NATO airstrike in Libya.

Chavez asked how some European leaders such as those of Spain, France and Italy can continue to support the airstrikes in Libya.

Chavez is an ally of Gaddafi, and along with other Latin American allies such as Cuba and Bolivia, has advocated negotiations to settle the conflict in Libya.

Chavez criticised the United States and NATO for the airstrikes, calling the military intervention "madness." He said in a televised speech yesterday night that he believes "the order they've given is to kill Gaddafi."

He said: "I don't know how Europe can support this."


First Published: Sunday, May 01, 2011, 15:19

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