CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Obama says Gaddafi regime coming to an end

08-23-2011 02:41 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday that it's much clear the Gaddafi regime is coming to an end, but the situation in Libya remains fluid and uncertain.

Speaking from the Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, where Obama is having his vacation with his family, the president said the Libyan conflict has reached its tipping point and the days that Gaddafi is in power are numbered.

"The Gaddafi regime is coming to an end and the future of Libya is in the hands of its people," he said.

Still, Obama warned that the fighting is "not over yet," and situation in the country remains fluid.

"There remains a degree of uncertainty, and there are still regime elements who pose a threat," he said.

Obama urged the rebels in Libya to "bring about a transition that's peaceful, inclusive and just."

"Above all, we will call for an inclusive transition that leads to a democratic Libya," He said. "True justice will not come from reprisals and violence; it will come from reconciliation and a Libya that allows its citizens to determine their own destiny."

Obama said he just completed a call with his national security team about Libya. And earlier, he had spoken with British Prime Minister David Cameron. He said the U.S. will be in close contact with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the United Nations to address humanitarian needs in Libya.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program