31/03/2011

'No Immunity' For Libyan Foreign Minister

The Foreign Secretary has said the Libyan Foreign Minister will not be offered immunity from international or British justice.

The Foreign Office confirmed that Musa Kusa, Gaddafi's insider, resigned and defected to the UK of his own free will.

A spokesman said: "We can confirm that Musa Kusa arrived at Farnborough airport on March 30 from Tunisia.

"He has told us that he is resigning his post. We are discussing this with him and we will release further details in due course.
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"Musa Kusa is one of the most senior figures in Gaddafi's government and his role was to represent the regime internationally - something that he is no longer willing to do."

Having communicated with Mr Kusa recently, Mr Hague added: "I have spoken to him several times on the telephone.

"His resignation shows that Gaddafi's regime...is fragmented, under pressure and crumbling from within.

"Gaddafi must be asking himself: who will be the next to abandon him?"

The Libyan politician said he was "no longer willing" to represent the Libyan regime.

See: Malta Tourists 'Not Worried' Over Libya

(BMcN/GK)

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