Libyan regime ‘on the back foot’ , says UK Defence Secretary

April 27th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Apr.27 (ANI): British Defence Secretary Dr. Liam Fox has said that the Libyan regime is “on the back foot”. He said this after almost three hours of talks at the Pentagon with US counterpart Robert Gates.

According to The Mirror, the head of the UK’s armed forces, General Sir David Richards, also took part in the talks along with his opposite number Admiral Mike Mullen.

Dr Fox told reporters: “We have seen some momentum gained in the last few days. We are very grateful to the United States for making the armed Predators available. We have seen some progress made in Misrata and it is very clear that the regime is on the back foot.”

He added: “The sooner that Colonel Gaddafi recognises that the game is up - either today or shortly - the better. He is a liability for his people and his country and the sooner he gets this message the better.” (ANI)

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