Clinton: Gaddafi Threats Won't Deter NATO

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Community of Democracies ministerial conference, Friday, July 1, 2011, in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed Col. Muammar Gaddafi's threats against NATO on Saturday, saying it would not cease airstrikes despite Gaddafi's warning from Tripoli of attacks on Europe's "homes, offices, and families." Speaking from Spain on the last stop of a quick European tour, Clinton said the Libyan leader "should be putting the well-being and interests of his own people first," rather than threatening to stir up more violence overseas. She added that the rebels are "gaining strength and momentum," and that NATO needed to see its operations through to the leader's demise. Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jiménez stood by Clinton and echoed her sentiments.

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