Monday, December 24, 2007

Condi to visit Libya in 2008

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday she wants to visit Libya, saying it would be an "important step" in cementing ties with the former foe, but provided no date for a trip.
She would be the highest-level U.S. visitor to the country in more than half a century.

"I actually look forward to the opportunity to go to Libya. I think it will be an important step"
Rice told a year-end press conference.

"Libya made an important strategic decision to get rid of its weapons of mass destruction... As a result, it has put itself on a path that is leading to investment in Libya by western companies, which could not invest there before. I know that American companies are very interested in working in Libya." Rice said.

Meanwhile, captured documents from an al Qaeda safe-house in the Iraqi city of Sinjar have revealed a significant flow of Libyan fighters coming into Iraq.

While we're on the subject, it would be interesting to know from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi if he is aware of the presence of hundreds of Libyan nationals fighting US troops in Iraq.


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