TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Moammar Gadhafi has issued a defiant statement after two high-profile departures from his regime, and is calling on leaders of countries attacking his forces to resign.
The Libyan news agency says Gadhafi accused Western leaders of being "affected by power madness" and wanting to create another war between Muslims and Christians.
The Libyan government earlier confirmed the resignation of Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa, who had defected a day earlier.
Ali Abdessalam Treki, a former foreign minister and U.N. General Assembly president, also announced his resignation on Thursday.
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