Cameron vows UK help in hunt for Gaddafi

2011-09-15 14:18

Tripoli - Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Britain's help in hunting down fugitive strongman Muammar Gaddafi as he and France's Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday became the first foreign leaders to visit the new Libya.

The French president said that the toppled tyrant remained a "danger" and that there was a "job to finish" in eliminating the remaining strongholds of his forces.

"We must keep on with the Nato mission until civilians are all protected and until this work is finished," the British prime minister told a joint news conference in the Libyan capital on their lightning visit.

"We will help you to find Gaddafi and to bring him to justice," he said.

Sarkozy said that it was vital that all countries co-operate in handing over wanted officials of the ousted regime and said he was confident that Libya's southern neighbour Niger, a former French colony, would not give refuge to fugitives from justice.

"We call on all countries that have wanted people on their territory to work with international bodies to ensure that everyone can be called to account for what they have done," he said.

  • beicime - 2011-09-15 14:20

    I don't like Gaddafi but weren't the British his big buddies not long ago?

      Jim - 2011-09-15 14:52

      They were SA's buddies too when South Africans were evacuated from Libya to Malta on British ships.

      slg - 2011-09-15 15:51

      Never big buddies, that's for sure.

  • ChrisKhoza - 2011-09-15 14:27

    Of course they (UK & France) will do whatever it takes to ensure that he's eliminated. There's too much at stake.

  • Poloyatonki - 2011-09-15 14:46

    Year right, why not hunt Tony Blair?

      slg - 2011-09-15 15:51

      Why and for what? He's at his house. No hunting necessary.

      tootingdel - 2011-09-15 19:39

      And why not hunt Mr Zuma? He was an even great pal with Herr Gadaffi!

  • Keevus - 2011-09-15 14:54

    maybe he is huddled in a hole somewhere(like his buddy Sadam Husein) with an AK,gold,a bottle of oil and a billion US dollars notes

      Pikkie - 2011-09-15 15:01

      Keevus. Go on Google Earth and see how big is Lybia. If he wants to hide in the desert, they will have a hard time to find him. Saddam tried to hide in the garden of Eden. This land belongs to the devil, maybe. I don't think even he would try to hide there.

  • Zee - 2011-09-15 15:05

    David Cameron is a fraud - he uses his position as PM to promote the will of the Tories, especially the pro-Israel lobby groups. He gets paid by these guys to influence lawmakers on the UK's foreign policy, particularly in favour of Israel. Business and politics should never mix -

      Terence - 2011-09-15 15:15

      Of course he promotes the Tories, thats what the leader of the Conservative party does!! As for the Israel bit, what a load of bunkum.

      Zee - 2011-09-15 15:58

      There is proof he received payments from pro-Zionist lobbyists. Amazing how underhand deals are fine with you guys when it comes to Israel. Google the10club, did you even read the link? Why ignore facts Terence?

      Jim - 2011-09-16 09:13

      Zee where do you think the SA navy gun boats came from during the aparthied days.Yes Israel you half wit.

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