U.S.: mulling ways to free up Gaddafi assets for rebels

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 3:37 PM
U.S.: mulling ways to free up Gaddafi assets for rebels

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday it was exploring ways to free up some of billions of dollars of assets seized from Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's government to provide help for the Libyan opposition.

President Barack Obama also planned to meet his national security team Tuesday to discuss how to put more pressure on Gaddafi to step down, White House spokesman Jay Carney said. "We have acted with the utmost urgency ... together with our international partners to put pressure Muammar Gaddafi and his regime," he told reporters.

(Reporting by Matt Spetalnick)