By Ria Novosti
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Tuesday he does not hold a post he could resign from and said he would die a martyr in his home country.
“Muammar Gaddafi has no post to resign from. He is not a president, he is the revolution leader and will die here as a martyr,” the Libyan leader said in his televised address to the nation.
Gaddafi, who has ruled Libya since 1969, is speaking from his residence in the
country’s capital, Tripoli.
According to international organizations, up to 500 people have been killed by government forces since protests against Gaddafi’s regime began on February 15.