“He says he is resigning,” Mr. El-Gamaty said. “That means he is defecting. He has been Gadhafi’s right-hand man for years, running intelligence, running the Lockerbie bomber negotiations, running many things.”
He said that Mr. Koussa would not be welcomed into the opposition movement because of his prior actions on behalf of the Gadhafi government.
David Stringer in London and Katarina Kratovac and Maggie Michael in Cairo contributed to this story.