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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

LIBYAN CRISIS: U.S. supports Russia’s mediation in Libya!

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AP / The Hindu / WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011.

U.S. President Barack Obama (right) with Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev. File Photo
U.S. President Barack Obama (right) with Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev. File Photo - AP.

The White House says President Barack Obama told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that the U.S. is prepared to support Russian-led negotiations in Libya.
However, Mr. Obama told the Russian President that the U.S. would only back the negotiations if they lead to a democratic transition and long-time Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi steps aside.
Mr. Medvedev has joined the West in urging Mr. Qadhafi to step down, and envoys from the Kremlin have traveler to Libya to meet with representatives of Mr. Qadhafi’s government.


Will Russia be able to convince Muammar Gadaffi to step down, voluntarily, handing over the power to the people of Libya?

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