March 31, 2011 by staff
Moussa Koussa, Mr William Hague, the British foreign minister said Moussa Koussa, former Secretary of General People’s Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation (Foreign Minister) of Libya, who defected to Great Britain on Wednesday, would not be offered immunity from international or British justice.
Responding to concerns about the defection of Mr. Kusa, Mr Hague, he added that he had contacted Mr. Kusa recent weeks, and that the former Libyan diplomat had been his “communication channel for the regime in recent weeks. “He said he had talked with Mr. Moussa, who is” do more “to represent the Libyan regime on several occasions by telephone.
Describe what this means for the defection of the Libyan regime, Mr Hague said: “His resignation shows that the regime of Al Qathafi … is fragmented, under pressure and the erosion of the Interior should be Al Qathafi to ask. Who will be next to leave? “The British minister said.
He also renewed his call to Al Qathafi to resign.
Mr Hague, who gave details on Koussa at the launch of the Foreign Office report on human rights in London said: “Al Qathafi must be wondering who will be next to abandon”, Hague said “We reiterate our call. Al Qathafi goes. ”
Mr. Kusa flight from Libya came as a blow to Colonel Muammar Al Qathfi. He said, “Do more” to represent the Libyan regime.
Mr Hague has confirmed that Mr Kusa had traveled to Britain voluntarily. He arrived in Britain at Farnborough Airport in southern England, on a flight from Tunisia on Wednesday.
The British government is in talks with Moussa and Mr Hague said the Foreign Office would release more details in due course. Hague said former Libyan Foreign Minister was speaking voluntarily to the British authorities, including members of the British Embassy in Tripoli, now based in London, and
Scottish prosecutors have requested an interview with Musa Kusa on the Lockerbie bombing in 1988, following the apparent defection of the Libyan Foreign Minister of Great Britain.
“We informed the Foreign and Commonwealth Office that the Scottish authorities continued investigating and want to question Mr. Koussa in connection with the Lockerbie bombing,” a spokesman said the Crown Office.
“The investigation into the Lockerbie bombing remains open and we will pursue all relevant lines of investigation.”
Mr. Kusa, a former Libyan intelligence chief and sole member of the inner circle leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, arrived unexpectedly in Britain on Wednesday and said he resigned as Foreign Minister, the Foreign Office said.
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