Gaddafi vows to attack Europe, Clinton says leave

By REUTERS
July 2, 2011 17:16




TRIPOLI/MADRID - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi vowed to attack "homes, offices and families" in Europe in revenge for NATO air-strikes but US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said he should quit instead of issuing threats.

In a telephone address relayed to some 100,000 supporters in Tripoli's Green Square on Friday evening, Gaddafi urged NATO to halt its bombing campaign or risk seeing Libyan fighters descend on Europe "like a swarm of locusts or bees".

"Instead of issuing threats, Gaddafi should put the well-being and the interests of his own people first and he should step down from power and help facilitate a democratic transition," Clinton told a news conference during a visit to NATO member Spain.


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