PARIS, July 15 (KUNA) -- France on Friday termed as "silly" Libyan leader
Muammar Gaddafi's statement in which he accused French President Nicolas
Sarkozy as a war criminal.
Gaddafi's "statements are silly and reflect the isolation surrounding this
dictator who is still committing massacres against the Libyan people and he
has no choice but to withdraw" from power, foreign ministry deputy
spokesperson Romain Nadal was answering a question in a briefing.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued arrest warrants against
Gaddafi and two officials of his regime for committing crimes against
humanity, noted Nadal.
Gaddafi made the statement on the eve of a meeting of the international
contact group on Libya, which took place in Istanbul earlier today and fully
recognized the opposition Transitional National Council (TNC) as the
legitimate representative of the Libyan people.
The contact group over Libya, which was formed in Britain late last March,
consists of all countries taking part in the NATO-led air campaign against
Gaddafi's regime as sanctioned by UN resolution 1973. (end)
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