Obama, European leaders agree Gaddafi should leave

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Posted: Mar 28, 2011 7:17 PM
Obama, European leaders agree Gaddafi should leave

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his British, French and German counterparts agreed on Monday that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has lost the legitimacy to rule and should leave power, the White House said.

Obama also said in a videoconference with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the United States will provide supporting capabilities to the coalition effort in Libya, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a statement.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle, editing by Will Dunham)