Chavez condemns military intervention in Libya
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - March 19, 2011 (WPVI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is condemning the United States and its European allies for their military intervention in Libya.
Chavez says in a televised speech that the U.S. and its allies simply want to "seize Libya's oil."
He says the United Nations has "infringed on its fundamental principles" by backing the no-fly zone in Libya.
Chavez has long-standing ties to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and had been calling for mediation to help bring a negotiated solution as rebels have been fighting government troops.
Chavez said in a televised speech Saturday, "We know what's going to happen: bombs, bombs, war."
He said foreign powers are wrongly meddling in Libya's "internal conflict," and called that sad and "disgusting."
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