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Libyan Ambassador Working In D.C. To Secure Gadhafi's Funds

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As rebel forces in Libya consolidate their hold on the capital city, Tripoli, the country's representatives here in the U.S. are responding to the rapidly changing situation.

Libyan Ambassador Ali Aujali says his top priority now is to convince the U.S. Treasury Department and other foreign governments to unfreeze Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s assets and turn them over to the country’s transitional rebel council.

But Aujali warns the conflict may not end quickly, even though the rebels have reportedly surrounded Gadhafis personal compound

"I doubt that Gadhafi will surrender," Aujali says. "We have to get him. Gadhafi will not come out with a white flag."

Aujali was Gadhafis top diplomat to the U.S. But shortly after the uprising began this spring, he renounced the regime and is now representing the rebel council from his residence in Washington's Kalorama neighborhood.

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