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Libya - Jul 15, 2011 - 21:03

Last modified: 15 Jul 2011 17:03

Libyan leader Gaddafi tells NATO alliance that he rejects the West’s recognition of rebels.  Earlier on Wednesday, the US joined 30 other nations in formally recognising Libya's main opposition group as the country's legitimate government until a new interim authority is created.

Gaddafi said Libyan peopel rejected the recognition by the US and other world powers of rebel leaders as the legitimate representatives of the country's government. 

In an audio speech carried on Libyan television, Gaddafi addressed tens of thousands of supporters in the town of Zlitan who gathered in a rally broadcast on Libyan television. 

"Trample on those recognitions, trample on them under your feet ... They are worthless," he said.  The Contact Group on Libya met at Turkey's Ciragan Palace in Istanbul.