Saif Gaddafi, Muammar Gaddafi's Son, Says Libyan Administration In Talks With French Government

07/10/2011 07:36 pm ET | Updated Sep 09, 2011

TRIPOLI, July 11 (Reuters) - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of the Libyan leader, said his father's administration was in talks with the French government, according to an interview published on Monday in an Algerian newspaper.

"The truth is that we are negotiating with France and not with the rebels," the El Khabar newspaper quoted Saif al-Islam as saying in an interview in Tripoli.

"Our envoy to (Nicolas) Sarkozy said that the French president was very clear and told him 'We created the (rebel) council, and without our support, and money, and our weapons, the council would have never existed'," it quoted Saif al-Islam as saying. (Reporting by Lamine Chikhi; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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