Gaddafi dismisses UN sanctions, will crush rebels

February 27, 2011 21:18

BELGRADE - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Sunday dismissed new UN sanctions against him and said a small group of rebels protesting his rule were surrounded and would be defeated.

In a telephone interview with a Serbian television station, he said Saturday's UN Security Council vote imposing travel and asset sanctions on him and close aides was null and void.

"The people of Libya support me, small groups of rebels are surrounded and will be dealt with," Gaddafi told Serbia's Pink television station in Belgrade. The station said the interview was conducted from Gaddafi's office in Tripoli.

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