3/30/11

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Gaddafi's foreign minister sets off

The government troops push further into the east and push back the rebels from Ras Lanuf and Brega. could also air attacks of the international forces not stop Gaddafi units. Meanwhile, the Libyan foreign minister has settled in London. The British government was already officially announced that Mussa kussa had resigned.
Apparently the government troops have also taken the oil port of Brega. The photographer told the photo agency epa from the region. In Adschdabija, 80 miles east of Brega, civilians began to pack their belongings and leave their cars to town. On Tuesday, the rebels had to withdraw from the west of Ras Lanuf situated place Dschawwad Am.

On Wednesday, the NATO had apparently tried to come to the aid of the opponents of the regime: the Alliance's military aircraft are said to have flown over the combat zone. It could be heard explosions, pointing to airstrikes. A fighter told the news agency Reuters: "French aircraft bombed Qaddafi's armed forces."


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Dissent in the anti-Gaddafi Coalition

Despite the bombing Gaddafi's troops the insurgents in equipment, training and organization are still clearly superior. The recipient of the bombing campaign was halted by the international community within a few days: The advance on Gaddafi's home town was in Sirte garnet hail of government troops to a standstill. On Tuesday fell Bin Dschawwad, now the oil towns Ras Lanuf and Brega.

The Transitional Council of the opponents of the regime in Benghazi, the 370 km northeast of Ras Lanuf, turned, however, with the request for delivery of more effective weapons to the international community. British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday, in the opinion of its legal advisers would be to supply the insurgents with weapons also from the recent UN resolution covered.

The U.S. seems to consider such a step - but a growing number of allied countries from stirred. To Great Britain, Spain and Italy from NATO rejected by U.S. President Barack Obama as "option" called arms.

"Would be to arm the rebels, a controversial, an extreme measure and would divide the international community," said Foreign Ministry spokesman in Rome, Maurizio Massari. It is also completely and said no idea that this would be an ideal way to stop massacres of civilians. Italy's position is to "use the tools available, so the no-fly zones and humanitarian corridors."
Libyan Foreign Minister has apparently sold to London

The Libyan Foreign Minister Mussa has kussa sources said the ruler Muammar Gaddafi denounced the followers and fled to Britain. There, he wanted a request for political asylum, told the Reuters news agency close to the Minister by a person. Accordingly, he fled because he was against attacks on the civilian population. Previously, the Libyan government had declared kussa was on a diplomatic trip. The foreign minister was part of the inner circle to Gaddafi.

Although it currently does not look like as if Gaddafi given up power voluntarily, is a possible exile country for the dictator it already: Uganda is in principle prepared to consider a request for any asylum-Gaddafi. This said, the state secretary in the Ugandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem told Reuters. Earlier, the television station al-Arabiya had reported that the black African country was ready to take up Gaddafi.

"These are rumors," Oryem said. At a cabinet meeting while the situation in Libya had been discussed the issue of exile is not. "If Gaddafi, however, ask for asylum in Uganda, we would examine the request in such a way as we do for each other, seeking refuge in Uganda," he said.

Russia has first called for a change of government in Libya. "It is clear that there are other one must be a democratic leadership," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Moscow, according to the Interfax news agency. "But the Libyans should decide without outside interference." Possible arms supplies to the West, the Libyan rebel rejects Moscow. Russia had made for years billions of dollars in arms deals with Libya.

Lavrov called for a ceasefire and the immediate commencement of negotiations. Russia was "concerned" about the use of force in Libya, said the foreign minister. The veto power, Russia had abstained from voting on a no-fly zone over the North African country in the UN Security Council.