Saturday, May 14, 2011

U.S. and Libyan rebel positions close to get additional support for the riots

U.S. presidential senior met Friday with Libyan rebel delegation, led by its Foreign responsible Mahmoud Jibril, who addressed how to provide "additional support" to those groups. In a statement following the meeting between the rebels and Libyan National Security Adviser, Tom Donilon, the White House said the senior U.S.

official said the Libyan National Transition Council, the body which groups the rebels, is a "partner credible and legitimate of the Libyan people. " On the other hand, insisted that the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, "has lost its legitimacy to govern" and should leave office immediately.

At the meeting, the rebels were planning to ask the White House diplomatic recognition and economic support for their cause. According to the statement, and Jibreel Donilon addressed "how the U.S. and the coalition can provide additional support to the Transitional Council" and the senior official "welcomed the Council's commitment to an inclusive political transition and democratic future for Libya." The meeting came only hours after Obama met behind closed doors, with NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who analyzed the situation in the North African country.

NATO took over command of U.S. operations to enforce the no-fly zone on Libya, imposed to prevent attacks by the regime of Muammar Gaddafi against the rebels. On Friday, Libya denounced the death of eleven clerics in an attack by NATO aircraft. According to the White House, Obama and Rasmussen "they agreed that NATO operations have saved lives and as Gaddafi's regime continue to attack its population, NATO will continue its mission to protect civilians." The two leaders also discussed the situation in Afghanistan, where NATO is planning to have transferred responsibility for security in the country to the Government in Kabul in 2014, and stressed "the importance of a sustained commitment of NATO to Afghanistan to begin this year the transition process.

" Before going to the White House, Jibreel published an opinion article in the newspaper 'The New York Times in which he asked the Council's recognition as the national representative of the Libyan people. "We urge the U.S. to join France, Gambia, Italy, Qatar and recognize the Council as the sole legitimate representative of the Libyan people until they can hold free elections," said the rebel leader.

Diplomatic recognition, he said, "further isolate the regime of Gaddafi in Tripoli, would increase the morale of the opposition and improve access to humanitarian aid and diplomatic." And in remarks to reporters before the meeting, the rebel leader said "we need people to understand our cause and help us achieve our legitimate rights." Jibreel also requested financial assistance, warning that lack of funds can seriously harm your cause.

In this sense, Carney said the White House is working with Congress to amend existing laws so that you can give the rebels seized the assets of regime after the imposition of sanctions, which are around 30,000 million U.S. dollars. While the White House tries to build bridges with Libyan rebels to know them better, after leaving an almost complete ignorance in February when the uprising began, the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, maintained their challenge facing operations NATO.

"I'm in a place where you can not find me," said Friday in a radio address distributed by Libyan media, after a rumor circulated that he had been injured or even killed in an attack by Allied aircraft.

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