Report: US seeking host country to take Gaddafi
The United States is trying to find a country to take Moamer Gaddafi, if the Libyan leader can be forced out of power, The New York Times reported Sunday, citing three unnamed officials in US President Barack Obama's government.
The report said that such a host country would likely be in Africa, where Gaddafi has for decades used Libya's oil wealth to build friendly relations, dpa reported.
Any country that accepts him would likely be a non-signatory to the treaty that formed the International Criminal Court in The Hague, where Gaddafi could be indicted over abuses committed since a rebellion against his rule sprang up in February, the Times reported.
Gaddafi may also face charges in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.