Is Qaddafi on His Way Out? French Minister Says Yes

"The question is no longer whether Qaddafi is going to leave power, but when and how," according to Alain Juppe.

Muammar Qaddafi

The Huffington Post reports that France's foreign minister said Tuesday that embattled Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is prepared to leave the country. "We receive emissaries who are saying, 'Qaddafi is prepared to leave. Let's discuss it,' " Alain Juppe said. It's a piece of long-awaited good news for the many who believe that the only way to end the crisis in the country is for Qaddafi to leave power. 

From the Huffington Post:

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bernard Valero stressed that the contacts with Libyans close to Gadhafi do not constitute negotiations. He also denied suggestions that France is acting as a go-between for Libyan rebels by passing messages when French officials meet with Gadhafi emissaries or that the French are taking a leading role in such contacts. The rebels, "if they have the intention of sending messages," can do so themselves, Valero said at a briefing.

He refused to identify the Libyan emissaries other than to say they were close to Gadhafi and travel to various major capitals ...

"The question is no longer whether Gadhafi is going to leave power, but when and how," he added.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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