Following are highlights from an address on state TV by Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi
guardian.co.uk, Monday 21 February 2011
"There are groups that have formed a government in Benghazi and groups that have set up an Islamic emirate in al-Bayda ... and another person who declared himself to be the ruler of the Islamic Republic of Darna.
"They now want to transform Libya into a group of [Islamic] emirates – small states – and even [cause] separatism. They have a plot. Unfortunately, our brother Arabs [allowed] their media, their stations and the inflammatory coverage."
On the dangers facing Libya
"The story is extremely dangerous ... And here I would like to draw to your attention [the fact] that Libya is not Tunisia or Egypt.
"Libya, unlike Tunisia and Egypt, is about tribes, clans and alliances. Libya does not have a civil society or political parties.