Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega
announced that his government does not recognize the Libyan rebels'
National Transitional Council (NTC) as the legitimate representative of
the Libyan people and described NTC as "an instrument of intervention by
"We can not recognize it. There will have to be an understanding,
agreement and decision of the Libyan people in an atmosphere of peace
that can legitimize a government authority," Ortega said during a public
ceremony in Managua.
Ortega described the Libyan case Friday night during a ceremony
celebrating the 32 anniversary of the founding of the Army, held in a
military facility in the capital of Nicaragua.
According to Ortega, NATO "should not be singing victory" because the
region of the Maghreb is a very volatile political instability could
spread into the African continent in favor of fundamentalist groups "who
can benefit from conflict politicians. "
"NATO is doing there what is sown the wind and will reap the
whirlwind. I do not know if it's too late to calm the waters in the
region because there is a real drunken warmonger" said Ortega. "They are
in Libya. Now Syria is next, after that probably the Palestinians and
"NATO bombs and destroys a nation and tries to kill the legitimate
leader of this nation, our beloved Brother Muammar Gaddafi", he said.
"They seek to assassinate him who showed great solidarity with Nicaragua
in difficult times."
He added that in their view, yet efforts must be exhausted for a
peaceful solution to conflict in the North African country and urged
Western powers to suspend the bombing and establish a dialogue between
the rebels' NTC and the legitimate Libyan government.