By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 8 May 2013:
At this evening’s press conference, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said that he had received many calls from foreign ministers and leaders who expressed their concern for Libya and the Libyan situation over the last week.
However, he noted that “all nations” stressed their support for Libya and for legitimacy, its legitimate government, GNC and institutions.
He nevertheless stressed that his government “would not use force” against civilians or the revolutionaries/thuwar. He hinted that that was a preoccupation of governments passed.
Zeidan stressed that governments and individuals “come and go” and that permanence is for the “state, public and life”.
Zeidan made clear that he was not clinging on to power and that he was staying on only out of “duty” and public service and that he would be the first to leave his position if he felt he was not serving the public interest or that the majority of GNC members were not supporting him.