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Obama says Gaddafi regime coming to an end

(Xinhua)

08:51, August 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday that it's much clear the Gaddafi regime is coming to an end, but the situation in Libya remains fluid and uncertain.

Speaking from the Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, where Obama is having his vacation with his family, the president said the Libyan conflict has reached its tipping point and the days that Gaddafi is in power are numbered.

"The Gaddafi regime is coming to an end and the future of Libya is in the hands of its people," he said.

Still, Obama warned that the fighting is "not over yet," and situation in the country remains fluid.

"There remains a degree of uncertainty, and there are still regime elements who pose a threat," he said.

Obama urged the rebels in Libya to "bring about a transition that's peaceful, inclusive and just."

"Above all, we will call for an inclusive transition that leads to a democratic Libya," He said. "True justice will not come from reprisals and violence; it will come from reconciliation and a Libya that allows its citizens to determine their own destiny."

Obama said he just completed a call with his national security team about Libya. And earlier, he had spoken with British Prime Minister David Cameron. He said the U.S. will be in close contact with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the United Nations to address humanitarian needs in Libya.

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