Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez talked again about the critical situation of Libyan strongman Muammar al-Gaddafi. On Thursday night, he requested the international community to avoid bloodshed between “brothers” in Tripoli, the last stronghold controlled by Gaddafi’s regime
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez talked once again about the crisis in Libya. He said that the North African country is divided. He compared the situation with events allegedly occurred in Bolivia and Venezuela.
"We must prevent that the war policy imposes (…) We have to talk to them, with the opposition. We do not know who they are, but someone must take responsibility because half of the country has been taken" by rebels, the Venezuelan President said. He endorsed the idea of sending a commission to find a peaceful resolution to the uprising.
The Venezuelan Head of State requested the international community to avoid bloodshed between "brothers" in Tripoli, the last stronghold controlled by Gaddafi's regime.
Chávez said that the United States was preparing a raid on Libya to seize control of its oil reserves. He said that an invasion would be a "catastrophe."
José Vicente Rangel clearly said: "We are not conducting negotiations threatened with a gun in the head." He warned behind closed doors in the midst of the social upheaval occurred during the oil strike in 2002 and 2003. Dissenting Timoteo Zambrano answered back that no other option was available: "The thing is that otherwise, you do not negotiate."