British Prime Minister David Cameron has added his voice to calls for Muammar Gaddafi to step down and start handing over power to the country’s rebel movement.
“Gaddafi must stop fighting without conditions and clearly show that he has given up any claim to control Libya,” Cameron told reporters outside 10 Downing Street.
“Our task now is to do all we can to support the will of the Libyan people, which is for an effective transition to a free, democratic and inclusive Libya. This will be, must be and should be Libyan-led and a Libyan-owned process with broad international support coordinated by the United Nations.”
Cameron was speaking after chairing a meeting of the National Security Council on Libya. He had cut short his holiday and returned to London on Sunday night as it became clear that Gaddafi’s regime was on the brink of collapse.