The death of the Libyan leader was welcomed by European leaders. The Council and Commission Presidents issued a joint statement saying that the despot’s demise, “marks the end of an era of despotism and repression from which the Libyan people have suffered for too long".
EU High Representative Catherine Ashton issued a separate statement, saying, “If confirmed, his death brings closure to a tragic period in the lives of so many Libyans.”
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