Libyan foreign minister defects

UK foreign ministry says Moussa Koussa has arrived in the UK after resigning from his post.

    Britain's foreign ministry has said that Moussa Koussa, Libya's foreign minister, has arrived in the UK and is resigning from his post.

    The ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that Moussa arrived at Farnborough Airport from Tunisia and that he had travelled to the UK under his own free will.

    The statement said: "He has told us that he is resigning his post."

    A Libyan government spokesman insisted Koussa, in his post for two years, had not defected, but was travelling abroad on a diplomatic mission.


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