. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Qaddafi Urges War on Jordan

BAGHDAD -- Iraq's state-run newspapers published a speech Thursday by Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi in which he urged Iraqis to attack Jordan.

Baghdad newspapers carried Qaddafi's call to arms on their front pages, quoting him as saying Jordan had turned itself into "a nest" where a conspiracy against Iraq was being hatched.

"The Iraqi people have the right to attack Jordan and destroy this nest," Qaddafi said.

He said the Iraqis should move against Jordan and King Hussein without seeking the permission of their government.

Qaddafi has attacked Jordan for its 1994 peace agreement with Israel and last November made a speech saying he distrusted all Arab rulers.