“I embrace you, Colonel, with an infinite sense of fraternal affection. Long live the Libyan people! Many years to you my battle brother. Libya will live and be victorious!” Chavez read out his message on Friday on the air on the Venezuelan state television.
The foreign ministry of the country does not recognize the Transitional National Council of Libya, in Benghazi, which the rebels declared the sole legitimate authority in the country.
Chavez said this week that recognition of the rebels, “destroys the foundations of international law.”
Voice of Russia