Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Libyan opposition leader Mahmoud Jibril on the sidelines of a London conference on Libya Tuesday. Meanwhile, world powers endorsed the opposition group selling oil on international markets.
Clinton held a closed-door meeting with Jibril in Paris earlier this month. But unlike Tuesday's meeting, which was held at the British Foreign Office, no photos of that earlier and more tentative meeting were released.
The 40 some U.S., European and Arab leaders attending the London Libya summit Tuesday also moved closer to granting the Libyan Transitional National Council the right to access some of the billions of dollars of Libyan regime assets frozen in accounts abroad, the Financial Times reports, as some leaders said they were open to a potential exile deal for Muammar Gadhafi:
Libya's opposition Transitional National Council significantly boosted its relations with world powers confronting Colonel Muammer Gaddafi on Tuesday, winning the right to sell Libyan oil on international markets and getting potential access to hitherto frozen regime assets.
As more than 40 nations convened in London for an international summit on the future of Libya, Qatar formally announced that it would facilitate the sale of Libyan oil in rebel held areas, delivering humanitarian goods in return. [...]Read More »from Clinton meets the Libyan opposition–again