Clinton rebuffs Gaddafi letter, demands withdrawal

By REUTERS
April 6, 2011 23:42

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

The White House confirmed that Gaddafi had written a letter to Obama but said nothing about its contents, first reported by the Associated Press, which said he had appealed to Obama for a cease-fire in a rambling, three-page message.

"With respect to the letter you referred to, I think that Mr. Gaddafi knows what he must do," Clinton told a news conference with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini.

"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 and ... his departure from Libya," Clinton told reporters.

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