Moussa Koussa, a Libyan diplomat in his 60′s has arrived in London, seeking to quit working for the Kadafi regime of rule in Libya.
“He has told us that he is resigning his post. We are discussing this with him and we will release further details in due course.
“Moussa Koussa is one of the most senior figures in Gaddafi’s government and his role was to represent the regime internationally – something that he is no longer willing to do.
“We encourage those around Gaddafi to abandon him and embrace a better future for Libya that allows political transition and real reform that meets the aspirations of the Libyan people,” says BBC diplomatic correspondent Humphrey Hawksley.
A senior US administration official, speaking to AFP news agency on condition of anonymity, said: “This is a very significant defection and an indication that people around Gaddafi think the writing’s on the wall.”
Maj Gen Suleiman Mahmoud, the second-in-command for the rebels, told the BBC that rebels forces needed time, patience and help to organise themselves.
“Our problem [is] we need help – communication, radios, we need weapons,” he said, adding that the rebels had a strategy but fighters did not always obey orders.
Several thousand people have been killed and thousands wounded since the uprising against Col Gaddafi’s rule began more than six weeks ago.
[News source, BBC]
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