U.S. says transition talks under way with Gaddafi aides

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Posted: Jun 09, 2011 12:38 PM
U.S. says transition talks under way with Gaddafi aides

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday talks were under way with people close to Muammar Gaddafi and there was "the potential" for a transition of power in Libya.

"There have been numerous and continuing discussions by people close to Gaddafi and we are aware that those discussions include, among other matters, the potential for a transition," Clinton told a news conference.

She gave no further details on the talks, other than to say: "There is not any clear way forward yet."

(Reporting by Andrew Quinn, Writing by Joseph Logan)