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Hello All,

This blog is all about world politics and foreign policy. I am a student in Washington D.C., and I'm hoping this forum becomes a good place to discuss the big issues that are facing our world today. I'm not pretending to be an expert, just looking to learn more and help others do the same.

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Elias
Today the British government added its name to the list of over 30 countries to formally recognize the National Transitional Council as the sole legitimate governing body of Libya, expelling from the U.K. all pro-Kaddafi diplomats and freeing $150 million in oil assest for the NTC. The decision follows the recent British declaration that, if Kaddafi agreed to leave power and all aspects of Libyan political affairs, he could be allowed to remain in the country, a move that was made in conjunction with recognition of the NTC as a way of increasing diplomatic pressure on the regime and while simultaneously sweetening the prospects of a power transition. 

Today the British government added its name to the list of over 30 countries to formally recognize the National Transitional Council as the sole legitimate governing body of Libya, expelling from the U.K. all pro-Kaddafi diplomats and freeing $150 million in oil assest for the NTC. The decision follows the recent British declaration that, if Kaddafi agreed to leave power and all aspects of Libyan political affairs, he could be allowed to remain in the country, a move that was made in conjunction with recognition of the NTC as a way of increasing diplomatic pressure on the regime and while simultaneously sweetening the prospects of a power transition.