Clinton will meet Libyan opposition leaders

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Posted: Mar 10, 2011 10:37 AM
Clinton will meet Libyan opposition leaders

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she will meet with Libyan opposition figures as the United States steps up its outreach to groups seeking the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi.

Clinton said at a congressional hearing on Thursday that she will speak to opposition leaders in Washington and when she travels to Egypt and Tunisia next week.

The U.S. has confirmed talks with groups organizing in Libya's east, which has been largely wrested from Gadhafi's control. But Clinton's would be the highest-level discussions with figures fighting for an end to Gadhafi's 42-year grip on power.