Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi may a gree to step down if certain conditions are met, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with unofficial contacts between the Libyan regime and members of the NATO-led coalition.
Gaddafi’s conditions include allowing him to stay in Libya and dropping the International Criminal Court charges against him and his family.
Gaddafi will also require the NATO-backed military intervention in Libya to stop if he decides to step down.
French foreign minister Alain Juppe confirmed the contacts on Tuesday, but warned that Colonel Gaddafi’s departure was still far from certain. “It is not today a real negotiation,” he said in a radio interview. “We are receiving emissaries who have told us, ‘Look, Gaddafi is ready to go, let’s talk about it.’”