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Clinton rebuffs personal appeal from Gaddafi to Obama

04-07-2011 08:40 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton rebuffed the personal appeal from Gaddafi to US President Barack Obama. She said the Libyan leader should impose a cease-fire, withdraw his forces and go into exile.

She said, "With respect to the letter you referred to, I think that Mr. Gaddafi knows what he must do. There needs to be a cease-fire, his forces need to withdraw from the cities that they have forcibly taken at great violence and human cost.

There needs to be a decision made about his departure from power. So I don't think there is any mystery about what is expected from Mr. Gaddafi at this time, that is an international assessment. The sooner that occurs, and the bloodshed ends, the better it will be for everyone."


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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