State Department 'Sorry' For Moammar Gadhafi Anti Swiss Jihad Speech
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State Department 'Sorry' For Moammar Gadhafi Anti Swiss Jihad Speech

Washington : DC : USA | Mar 10, 2010 at 1:18 AM PST
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A State Department spokesman has apologized for making light of Moammar Gadhafi's call for a jihad against the Swiss and his rambling UN speech. Libya had threatened to take action against American business interests last month after PJ Crowley said the leader's anti-Swiss speech was like his UN address: "Lots of words and lots of papers flying all over the place, not necessarily a lot of sense."

Crowley said yesterday he realized his "personal comments were perceived as a personal attack," but that his statements "do not reflect US policy and were not intended to offend. I apologize if they were taken that way." Jeffrey Feltman, the top US diplomat for the Middle East , will travel to Tripoli next week to in an effort defuse the dispute, CNN reports.

RaulDeSouza is based in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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