LIBYA: Kadafi tells Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi: ‘Libya is fine’
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Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, facing the strongest popular revolt against his 41-year rule, told Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday that his country was fine, Reuters reported.
‘The brother leader reassured during [the] telephone conversation the friend Berlusconi that ‘Libya is fine, its people are ... holding on to its security, stability and national unity,’’ the official JANA news agency said.
‘Whoever wants to know the truth should closely follow the Libyan media and not turn to the lies and the fabricated information broadcast by the organs of traitors and the depraved,’ JANA reported.
Meanwhile, the Al Jazeera satellite network reported that Kadafi’s second-in-command, Abdul Fatah Younis, minister of interior and army general, had resigned Tuesday.
-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske