Libyan FM defection 'very significant': US official

31st March 2011, Comments 0 comments

The defection of Libyan Foreign Minister Mussa Kussa was "very significant" and showed that Moamer Kadhafi's aides could see the "writing on the wall," a senior US official said Wednesday.

Kussa arrived in Britain earlier, telling the British government that he was resigning from his post, Britain's Foreign Office (FCO) said.

"This is a very significant defection and an indication that people around Kadhafi think the writing's on the wall," a senior US administration official said.

© 2011 AFP

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