Al Jazeera says Gaddafi wants to meet rebels to step down

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Posted: Mar 18, 2011 4:38 PM
Al Jazeera says Gaddafi wants to meet rebels to step down

CAIRO (Reuters) - Al Jazeera television reported on Monday that Muammar Gaddafi has proposed to Libyan rebels to hold a meeting of the country's parliament to pave the way for him to step down with certain guarantees.

The television quoted sources for the report, which it ran as a flash on its news ticker during a broadcast. It gave no further details.

It said Gaddafi proposed the meeting of the General People's Congress, or parliament, to the interim council based in the rebel-controlled city of Benghazi.

(Reporting by Cairo newsroom)