A-Jad, Qaddafi Slam Britain Over Riots
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinijad and Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi slammed Britain over the riots that have shaken the country.
By Gabe Kahn.
First Publish: 8/10/2011, 7:13 PM
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinijad slammed Britian for its riot control methods as London continued to see violent clashes Wednesday.
"I advise them (British authorities) to correct their brutal behavior since such a brutal attitude is totally unacceptable," President Ahmadinejad told reporters in Tehran.
Britain's politicians should give the people the freedom and chance to participate in their society's affairs, the Iranian president went on saying, and added that Britain should deal with the problems of its own people instead of launching military attacks on other states like Afghanistan and Libya.
Ahmadinijad also asked all European leaders to listen to their people's demands, and stated, "I'm concerned about a social outburst in the West and I am concerned that the outburst happens so badly that no one can control it."
Meanwhile, the regime of Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi called Wednesday for British Prime Minister David Cameron to step down, saying he had "lost all legitimacy" because of the riots shaking Britain.
"Cameron and his government must leave after the popular uprising against them and the violent repression of peaceful demonstrations by police,"Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaaim told Libya's official Jana news agency.
"Cameron and his government have lost all legitimacy," he said.
"These demonstrations show that the British people reject this government which is trying to impose itself through force."
Tensions remained high in Tottenham following the shooting on Thursday of 29-year-old Mark Duggan, which sparked the first riots in London.
The unrest began on Saturday when a few hundred people gathered outside a police station in Tottenham to protest against the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan on Thursday.
Meantime, violence escalated across London and spread to three other major British cities, as authorities struggle to contain the country's most serious unrest since race riots set the capital ablaze in the 1980s.
Scotland Yard said it had deployed an extra 1700 officers to deal with the London unrest.
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