28 Feb '11, 1am

Muammar Gaddafi slammed UN sanctions and said Libya was calm, blaming Al Qaeda for the deaths of protesters

Muammar Gaddafi slammed UN sanctions and said Libya was calm, blaming Al Qaeda for the deaths of protesters

In this Sept 23, 2009 file photo, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi addresses the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly. -- PHOTO: AP BELGRADE - LIBYAN strongman Muammar Gaddafi on Sunday dismissed UN sanctions as invalid and claimed calm had returned to Libya as the territories held by the opposition were surrounded. In a rare statement to foreign media broadcast on Serbian television, Gaddafi also blamed Al-Qaeda extremists for the killings since the anti-regime protests began around February 15. 'The Security Council adopted a resolution which is invalid in accordance with the UN Charter, it is void,' Gaddafi told Serbian Pink Television in a 10-minute statement in Arabic that was dubbed in Serbian. 'How is it possible that the Security Council adopts a resolution based on a media report. It is unacceptable and goes against common sense,' he said. On Saturday ...

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