Apr 29, 2010, 1:34 PM
The Director of the Ambassador's Office at the Libyan Embassy in
Mr Zeyad was addressing local journalists at his office in Fajara yesterday during a press conference convened by the embassy.
According to him, the problem in
"The financial crisis in Europe and
He added that the regional groupings should be given the opportunity to mediate in the Libyan crisis, and not the UN Security Council.
"What is happening in
He said that regarding the problem in
The Libyan official stressed that there is a double standard in international politics, especially when it comes to the way the West is handling the Libyan crisis.
Events are unfolding in
When asked by this reporter about the crackdown on protestors, before the coming of UN-backed forces, Zeyad said: "Those people were not peaceful protestors neither were they demanding for justice, but instead they are armed rebels."
He said despite enough time given to them, for them to put down their arms and come to the negotiation table, they went on the rampage.
He argued that no government will allow such a protest to happen in any country.
The Libyan officials told journalists that, right now, the UN forces are targeting and destroying civilian homes and national infrastructure, which the country worked hard to build during the past 40 years.
"Libyan people totally oppose the foreign forces in our country, and would continue to show solidarity with our leader," Zeyad declared.
The African Union, he said, has proposed a panel of five Heads of State to mediate the Libyan crisis, but just before they began the mission the UN forces started their bombardment of the country.
"We shall never deviate from our set goals of promoting progress, unity and development of
He commended the embassies of
Speaking through an interpreter, the Libyan official also saluted President Yahya Jammeh for his Pan-African ideals, and the Gambian people for their cooperation.