Libyan foreign minister defects, arrives in Britain

LONDON, (Reuters) – Libyan foreign minister Moussa  Koussa arrived in Britain today to seek refuge after  quitting the government in protest against leader Muammar  Gaddafi’s forces attacks on civilians, a friend told Reuters.
“He has defected from the regime,” said Noman Benotman, a  friend and senior analyst at Britain’s Quilliam think tank.
“He wasn’t happy at all. He doesn’t support the government  attacks on civilians,” he said.
“He’s seeking refuge in Britain and hopes he will be treated  well,” Benotman said.
Koussa is one of Gaddafi’s key officials and the architect  of a dramatic shift in Libya’s foreign policy that brought the  country back to the international community after years of  sanctions.

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