Libya:Gaddaffi ready for talks
Laaska News June 11,2011
The leader of the ruling regime in Tripoli, Moammar Gadhaffi has declared his readiness for a ceasefire and negotiations with the opposition of Libya under the auspices of the United States.
The text of the letter, dated June 9, was unveiled on Friday by a number of U.S. media.
The message was addressed to the Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner and other leaders of the U.S. Congress and the White House.
“Let’s stop the destruction and begin negotiations for a peaceful settlement in Libya. I appeal to you as a great democracy, you have helped us determine the future of our nation,” said the Libyan leader.
Gaddaffi describes events in the country as “essentially a civil war, and called the NATO military operation “inappropriate and illegal interference ” in the internal affairs of Libya.
The leaders of the U.S. Congress rejected Gaddaffi’s initiative outright.
They believe Gaddafi should step down and not send such appeals to the Americans which will fall on deaf ears.