Venezuelan president condemns Western-led bombardment of Libya
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday condemned the Western-led military action against the Libyan government, claiming that the "indiscriminate bombing" was causing civilian casualties, Xinhua reported.
During his weekly television and radio program, Chavez said the air raids on Libya must be stopped, saying no country has the right to drop bombs on Libya.
He said that dialogue instead of bombs is the only way to resolve a conflict.
According to figures provided by the Libyan authorities, at least 64 people were reported to have been killed and 150 others wounded following the joint operation led by the United States, France, Britain, Canada and Italy on Saturday night and early Sunday.
French warplanes took the lead in the air strikes, which came after the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Friday imposing a no-fly zone over Libya.