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Former US Congressman visits Libya

04-07-2011 08:41 BJT Special Report:Int'l Intervention in Libya |

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Former US Congressman Curt Weldon has made a surprise visit to Libya, to try and get the embattled leader to step down.

Weldon announced, he's been invited to the region, by Gaddafi's chief of staff, and said the Obama Administration and several members of Congress are aware of his visit. In a New York Times article, Weldon said, one-on-one diplomacy is necessary, to prevent a stalemate from occurring and called for an "immediate UN-monitored cease-fire."

Weldon has reportedly worked, on an arms deal with the Libyan government after leaving office. He led delegations to Libya after Gaddafi gave up his nuclear program in 2004.


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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