27 Jul '11, 2am

France, Britain seek exit from Libya

PARIS: With their Libya bombing campaign dragging on unresolved, France and Britain have been forced to accept ruler Muammar al-Gaddafi may stay there if he quits power, despite calls for international justice. Britain denied the joint position was a climb-down after it had repeatedly called for him to quit the country, while France last week was the first to openly suggest he could stay under a negotiated settlement. Analysts and diplomats said the joint stance at a meeting of their foreign ministers Monday showed rising pressure to get Gaddafi out of power and end their military operations which are dragging on longer than expected. "There is pressure from the French side to try to find a political solution," said Denis Bauchard, of the Paris-based international relations institute IFRI. "The British are going the same way as France, who are taking the lead in this matte...

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