Gaddafi son Saadi says he contacted rebels to end bloodshed

By REUTERS
August 31, 2011 22:50

 
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CAIRO - Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi said on Wednesday he had contacted a commander of the Libyan National Transitional Council in Tripoli with authorization from his father as part of efforts to stop the bloodshed in Libya, al-Arabiya TV reported.

"We were talking about negotiations based on ending bloodshed," Saadi Gaddafi said referring to his telephone call with Abdel Hakim Belhadj, the chief of anti-Gaddafi forces in Tripoli, adding he was officially empowered to negotiate with the NTC.

"We acknowledge that they (the NTC) represent a legal party, but we are also the government and a legal negotiating party," he said.

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