Sudan: Gheddafi attacca la proposta di Kofi Annan per il Darfur
GADHAFI ATTACKS ANNAN'S PROPOSALS FOR DARFUR
TRIPOLI, Libya - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has
attacked U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's call for
the European Union and NATO to help end the
humanitarian crisis in Sudan's Darfur region, saying
it risked creating a second Iraq.
Annan urged NATO and European Union officials at a
security conference in Germany on Sunday to help in
Darfur, arguing that the African Union mission in the
region was inadequate to the scale of the challenge.
"The brother Kofi Annan's statement is very dangerous
and stops us from pursuing the African efforts. If his
statement were to be implemented that will make Sudan
a second Iraq," Gadhafi said in remarks reported late
on Monday by the official news agency Jana.
"I made my position on that known to the African Union
chairman and the leaders in Darfur."
Gadhafi has close relations with the government in
Khartoum as well as tribes and rebels in Darfur
region, which borders on Libya and Chad.
A U.N. commission of inquiry found last month that
Darfur's civilian population had suffered war crimes
at the hands of Arab militias and that these may
amount to crimes against humanity, although it stopped
short of using the term genocide.