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Gadhafi asks `son’ Obama to stop NATO air strikes

Washington, Apr 7 ():” Gadhafi asked Obama in a letter to stop the unjust war against a small people of a developing country and said those in the opposition are terrorists and members of al Qaeda,” the White house official said.

“We have been hurt more morally than physically, because of what had happened against us in both deeds and words by you,” Gadhafi wrote, according to the official. “Despite all this, you will always remain our son.”

Weldon, a Republican former Congressman from Pennsylvania, arrived in Tripoli on Wednesday at Gadhafi’s invitation. But Thursday morning, it was still unclear when they would meet.

Weldon, who led a congressional delegation to Libya in 2004, said he came to the country this time with “a small private delegation.”

A tanker carrying crude oil left the eastern Libyan port of Tobruk on Wednesday, in what was the first known export of oil by the fledgling opposition during the conflict. Rebel fighters and pro-Gadhafi forces have been battling it out in  the coastal cities of al-Brega and Ajdabiya, while residents in the western city of Misrata are under siege.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was “deeply concerned” about conditions in Misrata.

” I am extremely sorry to say this, but NATO truly disappointed us,” Gen. Abdul Fatah Younis, the opposition’s top military official, said Tuesday. NATO Brig. Gen. Mark van Uhm said that weather conditions and tactics by Gadhafi regime have hindered their efforts. A British airstrike hit an oil field in the eastern Libyan town of Sarir on Wednesday, causing damage to a main pipeline, Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim told reporters.