Libyan Leader Says Iran Shows "Vanity"

[Reuters/New York Times ] Iran risks the same fate as Saddam Hussein's Iraq in its confrontation with the West over its nuclear program, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, the Libyan leader, said Tuesday. "What Iran is doing is pure vanity," Qaddafi said during a visit to Tunisia. "If a decision is taken against Iran, it will suffer the same fate as Iraq. Iran is no stronger than Iraq and will be unable to resist." Qaddafi, whose relations with the West improved when Libya scrapped its efforts to develop nuclear weapons, said countries that chose isolation were doomed to fail.

2008-08-06 01:00:00

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