Arab League says Chavez plan only under review

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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 10:09 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Arab League chief Amr Moussa said on Thursday a plan proposed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to resolve the crisis in Libya was merely "under consideration" and it was up to Venezuela to release details.

The online edition of Libya's Yosberides newspaper, formerly known as Quryna, reported earlier on Thursday that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had agreed to the proposal floated by his ally Chavez.

"It is a Venezuelan proposal and sent to us and we are considering it and that is all," Moussa told Reuters after meeting Turkish President Abdullah Gul, who was on a trip to Cairo where the Arab League is based.

Asked about the substance of the plan, Moussa said: "Venezuela can speak for herself. It is just under consideration, not a single step beyond that."

He did not make any further comments about the plan, but earlier on Thursday had told Reuters that he was in no position to know whether Gaddafi accepted it.

(Reporting by Simon Cameron-Moore, Writing by Edmund Blair)