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Rebels welcome Gaddafi retirement

07-04-2011 18:36 BJT

Libyan rebels have welcomed leader Muammar Gaddafi to live out his retirement on the country's soil, as long as he gives up all power.

Members of Gaddafi's inner circle have given indications they are ready to negotiate with the rebels on the leader's future. One suggestion was for Gaddafi to spend his retirement under guard in a military barrack. Meanwhile, Gaddafi's government says there is reliable intelligence indicating the rebels are planning to attack oil export terminals in the eastern towns of Brega and Ras Lanuf.

The government urged international oil and insurance companies to put pressure on their governments to force the rebels to stop their operations. And, in response to the African Union's rejection of the ICC warrant for Gaddafi for crimes against humanity, the Libyan government has welcomed the decision.

Moussa Ibrahim, Libyan Gov't Spokesman said "It's not the first time the African leaders stand with dignity and honor against the imperialist institutions of the West. The African leaders are wise enough and courageous enough to understand that the ICC is a European Guantanamo Bay."

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: CNTV.CN

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