France, UK urge Gaddafi supporters to drop him now

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 28, 2011 10:44 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Britain called on Monday for supporters of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to drop him before it was "too late" and asked Libyans opposing him to join a political process to pave the way for his departure.

"Gaddafi must go immediately," President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister David Cameron said in a joint declaration.

"We call on all his supporters to drop him before it is too late," they said, adding anybody against him should join a process for political transition.

(Reporting by Yann Le Guernigou and Emmanuel Jarry; Writing by John Irish)