June 12, 2011 / 8:51 PM / 9 years ago

Libyan TV broadcasts new footage of Gaddafi

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi greets Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the president of the international chess federation, in Tripoli on June 12, 2011 in this still image taken from video broadcast on Libyan state television. REUTERS/Libya TV via REUTERS TV

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

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