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U.S. looking for a country of asylum for Gaddafi

The U.S. is apparently looking for a country of asylum for Libya's Muammar al-Gaddafi. It could, however, is only open a few countries, the New York Times reported on the authority of government officials.

Gaddafi threatens prosecutions before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, the cabinets, the selection considerably. We are looking for a country that has not ratified the so-called Rome Statute for the recognition of the court. In addition to a number of African countries this also applies to the United States.

Washington making an effort "to organize some peaceful way out, if the opportunity presents itself," the newspaper quoted a U.S. official. Gaddafi threatens charges of human rights abuses against its own people and the attack in 1988 on a machine over the Pan Am Lockerbie, Scotland, with 270 dead.

Meanwhile, Gaddafi's troops have shelled again on Sunday, the city held by insurgents Adschdabija. From Misrata were again reported fierce fighting. Human rights activists and fighters of the rebels reported that it was internationally outlawed cluster bomb munitions were used. The Libyan government denies this, however.

The struggle against the regime of Gaddafi could drag on for a long time France has been estimated. "There is a risk that this war continues," said French Defence Minister Gerard Longuet of the daily newspaper Le Parisien. Similar sentiments were expressed even the head of the BND, Ernst Uhrlau.