Italy says Gaddafi envoy message 'not credible'

April 4, 2011 13:23


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ROME - Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini dismissed a message carried by an envoy of Muammar Gaddafi for discussions to halt the fighting in Libya, repeating on Monday that the Libyan leader had to leave power.

Speaking after a meeting with Ali Essawi, a member of the Libyan rebel council with responsibility for foreign affairs, Frattini said a divided Libya was not acceptable and the rebel council was the only legitimate interlocutor.

He said he had spoken to officials in Greece, which Deputy Libyan Foreign Minister Abdelati Obeidi has visited to discuss an end to the fighting in Libya and said the proposals from Gaddafi's government were "not credible."

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