Venezuela`s Chavez condemns death of Gaddafi`s son

Venezuelan President is an ally of Gaddafi and has criticised US and NATO for airstrikes.

Updated: May 01, 2011, 15:19 PM IST

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

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."