24 Mar '11, 2am

US suggests Gaddafi aides exploring way out of crisis - Channel News Asia /@FLASH_NEWS

WASHINGTON: Denis McDonough, an aide to US President Barack Obama, hinted Wednesday that those close to Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi had contacted the US administration to explore ways out of the conflict. In a similar vein, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that Gaddafi insiders may be actively seeking exit options while Defence Secretary Robert Gates raised the possibility of defections from Gaddafi's inner circle. A senior US official told AFP that Libya's foreign minister Mussa Kussa and Abdullah al-Senussi, Gaddafi's brother-in-law and head of military intelligence, have recently called high-ranking US diplomat Jeffrey Feltman. However, the official, speaking to AFP on the condition of anonymity, linked the calls within the last few days to efforts to win the release of four journalists, which eventually took place, rather than to other issues. McDonough...

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