Libyan rebels to seek UN seat next month

By REUTERS
August 26, 2011 12:19

 
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ISTANBUL - The Libyan rebel political leader said on Friday the transitional government-in-waiting will seek a seat at the United Nations next month following the apparent overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi this week.

"We hope that next month Libya will be occupying the seat it holds at the United Nations," Mahmoud Jibril told a news conference in Istanbul.

Libyan rebels, still battling pockets of loyalists in their hunt for fugitive strongman Gaddafi, have announced a move to govern the country from the capital, Tripoli.

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