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International leaders react to Gaddafi's death

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International leaders react to Gaddafi's death


Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron, was one of many international leaders to give his reaction to the death of Col. Gaddafi. He began by remembering the victims of the former ruler of Libya in the UK.

“I think today is a day to remember all of Colonel Gaddafi’s victims. From those who died in connection with the Pan-Am flight over Lockerbie, to Yvonne Fletcher in a London street, and obviously all the victims of IRA terrorism who died through their use of Libyan Semtex. We should also remember the many, many Libyans who died at the hands of this brutal dictator and his regime,” he said.

Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy chief spoke from Brussels on the changes ahead for Libya.

“Libya is entering a process of transition. It is important that its leadership unites to build a democratic future for the country in full respect for human rights. While the crimes of the past must be addressed, the leadership must also seek a path of national reconciliation,” she said.

From Russia President Dmitry Medvdev added his voice. Moscow had allowed Western military intervention in Libya to go ahead by abstaining from a vote on a United Nations security council resolution.

“We hope that there will be peace in Libya and that all those who are governing the Libyan state, different representatives of Libyan tribes will reach final agreement on the configuration of power and Libya will be a modern democratic state,” he said.

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