TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan state television on Sunday broadcast pictures of leader Muammar Gaddafi meeting the president of the international chess federation.
Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, who is also a former Russian provincial governor, as saying he played a game of chess in Tripoli Sunday with Gaddafi.
He said the Libyan leader told him he had no intention of leaving the country.
(Reporting by Mussab Al-Khairalla in Tripoli and Douglas Busvine in Moscow; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
This story was corrected to make clear Ilyumzhinov is no longer a provincial governor