Libyan Ambassador to U.S.: Regime Is Shaking, Now is Time to Get Rid of Moammar Gadhafi

By Kate McCarthy

Feb 22, 2011 9:53am

That is what the Libyan Ambassador to the United States told me this morning, calling on the U.S. to help the protestors who are trying to overturn the government and oust Moammar Gadhafi.

“I am calling for [Gadhafi] to go and leave our people alone. Tripoli now is under gunfire. Tripoli is burning,” Ali Aujali told me on "GMA."

“All those eastern parts of Libya is under control of the people now. But Tripoli and some cities in the western part is still under control of the regime. And what I’m saying that we have to support the Libyan people. The world must, must take action,” he said.

Aujali described the “harmless” protesters being killed by Gadhafi supporters by tanks and bulldozers.

“There are some picture[s] I have seen last night, you can’t look at it,” he said.

Today the United Nations Security Council will convene a meeting to discuss the uprising in Libya. I asked Aujali if he has told officials in Washington what helps his country needs. He said he needs the U.S. to “raise their voice very strongly.”

“This regime is shaking, and this is the time to get rid of [Gadhafi],” he told me.

Watch the interview here:

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