Mustafa Abdel Jalil, head of Libya’s National Transition Council has been visiting Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
They are the only two Arab states taking part in the NATO-led international intervention, and were among the first nations to recognise the NTC.
He has called for no let-up in NATO airstrikes: “Muammar Gaddafi has defied the world by challenging coalition forces. He remains a threat not only to the Libyans but to the world. Therefore the Libyan people and humanity appeal to allied troops to continue protecting the Libyan people from this tyrant.”
The NTC’s ambassador to the Emirates said Libya was also requesting an immediate unfreezing of five billion dollars in assets. More aid is also needed.
“But what about after the search for Gaddafi and maybe the rebels’ full control of Libya? Lots of questions and controversy surrounds the security situation, and Libya’s relationship with the Arab and international world,” says our reporter Maha Barada in Qatar.