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Gaddafi's son says western nations a 'target'

Seif al-Islam Gaddafi said Libya is ready to call a cease-fire, adopt a new constitution and hold democratic elections – but warned that western countries supporting the country’s rebels are “a reasonable target”.

 In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011 file photo, Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi gestures to supporters as he speaks in Tripoli, Libya.
In this Wednesday, March 2, 2011 file photo, Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi gestures to supporters as he speaks in Tripoli, Libya.
Image: AP Photo/Ben Curtis

THE SON OF Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is warning the western powers currently bombarding his country that they could become a target if they continue to support the forces trying to oust his father.

In an interview on French television, Seif al-Islam Gaddafi also said Libya is ready to call a cease-fire, adopt a new constitution and hold democratic elections.

But he warned that, by supporting the Libyan opposition, western countries “are going to be a reasonable target for us.”

In a separate newspaper interview published Monday, he said Libya is “ready to put in place a transition government” for three or four months.

A coalition including France, Britain and the United States are striking Gaddafi’s forces under a UN resolution to protect civilians.

- AP

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