“Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa flees to UK”

March 31, 2011

Libya’s foreign minister Moussa Koussa, one of Col Gaddafi’s closest aides, has arrived in London and told officials he is quitting, the Foreign Office says. It said Mr Koussa had indicated he was no longer willing to represent the Libyan leader’s regime internationally. The FCO added it wanted to “encourage those around Gaddafi to abandon him and embrace a better future for Libya”. A Libyan government spokesman earlier insisted Mr Koussa had been travelling abroad on a diplomatic mission. The development came on the same day the UK took steps to expel five Libyan diplomats. Foreign Secretary William Hague told MPs the five, who include the military attache, “could pose a threat” to UK security.

>>> continued on Libya page <<<

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s