LONDON, March 3 Saif al Islam, the son of
Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi, said on Thursday there was no
need for any foreign role in ending Libya's crisis when asked
about a mediation offer by Venezuela.
Saif said in an interview with Sky News that he had not
heard about the offer by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, but
added: "We have to say thank you ... but we are able and capable
enough to solve our issues by our own people ... ourselves.
There is no need for any foreign intervention."
"...They are our friends, we respect them, we like them,
but they are far away. They have no idea about Libya. Libya is
in the Middle East and North Africa. Venezuela is in Central
America. We appreciate this."
(Writing by Avril Ormsby; Editing by Myra MacDonald)