Is Muammar Gaddafi seeking to negotiate his exit from Libya? Conflicting reports are emerging, with those close to the Libyan leader denying any such talks have taken place, some opposition figures claiming Gaddafi sought negotiations but was rebuffed, and others claiming a deadline has been set for his departure.
Rebel Libyan National Council Says Gaddafi Has Tried to Open Talks on His Exit
(Euronews: 0706 PST, March 8, 2011) The rebel Libyan National council says Gaddafi has tried to open talks on his exit. They say they rejected any kind of negotiation with him.
Interview with Libyan Opposition
(Al Jazeera English: 0630 PST, March 8, 2011) Rebels will not pursue Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi over crimes they say he has committed if he steps down from his post in the next 72 hours, according to Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the head of the rebel National Libyan Council. Al Jazeera speaks to him about the deadline he has set Libya's embattled leader.