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Arab League chief: Goal in Libya is to protect civilians, not regime change

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Moussa: It is not a question to have some time to relax and then resume the attacks. This would be unacceptable.

Dergham: In the end, isn’t this an operation to embolden and support and enable the rebels to keep Benghazi?

Moussa: You can say it in a different way: To keep the forces of the regime from attacking Benghazi and inflicting a lot of casualties. This operation is to prevent this from happening, not vice versa. It is not to give the rebels support. It is not a question of supporting a regime, a government, or a council. It is to save the situation from further, bloody deterioration.

Qaddafi's exit: 'I cannot discuss'

Dergham: If Muammar Qaddafi maintains his grip on parts of Libya, what would be the exit strategy?

Moussa: Well, I cannot really answer this question, but it would be a prolonged case of civil war and tension and destruction of Libya. This is too much. I hope that there will be no civil war, and I hope that things will be dealt with, with reason.

Dergham: People are speaking of one way out of a prolonged war in Libya: a bullet or bomb somehow lands on the head of Muammar Qaddafi.

Moussa: Some things I cannot discuss and I don’t want to discuss.

Dergham: The Security Council resolution says nothing about getting rid of leadership?

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