WASHINGTON - The United States voiced confidence in Libya's main
opposition council on Wednesday as the US Treasury moved to permit oil
deals with the group - a potential financial lifeline for the
US Ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz said deepening contacts with the
Benghazi-based Transitional National Council (TNC) showed it was "a
political body which is worthy of our support" although not yet full
"They continue to say the right things. They are reaching out to the
international community. They're trying to be as inclusive as possible,"
Cretz, who is working in Washington to coordinate policy on the Libyan
conflict, told reporters.
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