Libya: We'll talk to rebels

Libya: We'll talk to rebels

Libya’s government is pushing a new ceasefire proposal and said for the first time it was prepared to talk to the rebels.

Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi’s comments suggest the government could be ready to make concessions after more than three months of fighting, Nato air strikes and increasing international pressure.

The prime minister said at a news conference in Tripoli that he was willing to hold talks with “all Libyans,” including members of the rebel administration.

Officials from Muammar Gaddafi’s regime previously said they would not speak to the rebel government, saying it did not represent Libyans.

The rebels have insisted that Gaddafi give up power before any ceasefire can be considered.

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