Libyan Foreign Minister escapes to London

“I don’t want to work any longer for Gadaffi”

The Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa (61) resigned from the government of Gadaffi and fled on his free will  to London Wednesday evening. There he was questioned by British authorities. He stated that he didn’t want to work for Gadaffi anymore.

Wednesday evening  the Libyan Foreign Affairs Minister Mr. Moussa Koussa  unexpectedly arrived at  the airport of Farnborough. The BBC is almost sure that he travelled with a British military plane. What is completely sure is that he fled via Tunisia. He deceived Gadaffi by saying that he was going on a private visit in Tunisia.

“I don’t want to work any longer for Gaddafi”

Nevertheless, in Libya they still believe that he is just on a diplomatic mission to Tunisia. This is not what Koussa told us, according to a statement made by the spokesmen of the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“He told us that he resigns from his post. Moussa Koussa is one of the most experienced members of Gadhafi’s government and his role was to represent the regime in the international arena. At the moment he is no longer willing to do that “, according to the BBC.

“Isolate Gadaffi”

Mr. Hague, the British Minister of Foreign Affairs, told the reporters: “”His resignation shows that Gaddafi’s regime, which has already seen significant defections to the opposition, is fragmented, under pressure and crumbling from within”. He also says that: “Gaddafi must be asking himself who will be the next to abandon him.”

The British government will discuss his dismissal with Koussa and will later release more details. Meanwhile, the British government asks at Gaddafi’s entourage to abandon him, consequently contributing to a better future for Libya.

According to the BBC’s diplomatic correspondent Humphrey Hawksley British Intelligence hopes that Koussa can provide an exclusive insight into the Libyan political and military structure. Maybe due to his information they will be able to quickly overthrow the Gadaffi’s  regime.

“No immunity for criminal prosecution”

The British Foreign Minister William Hague said Moussa Koussa will not get any immunity for criminal prosecution. Hague stressed that in recent weeks Moussa Koussa was one his closest partners in Lybia.


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