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“There is also concern about the day after the regime falls,” he said. “Are we going to face any chaos?”

He said these were all legitimate concerns that the rebels have already taken into consideration.

Mr. Obama’s administration has already authorized $25 million in “nonlethal” aid to the Libyan opposition, and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John F. Kerry said this week he is drafting legislation that would free up a slice of the Gadhafi regime’s assets to give to the rebels.

Separately on Friday, Mr. Obama is scheduled to meet with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to discuss operations in Afghanistan and Libya, where the rebels and government have been fighting for more than two months.

In March, the U.S. led a coalition of countries that imposed a no-fly zone over Libya before turning operations over to NATO. The Defense Department says the U.S. has spent about $750 million on operations so far.

With the government forces’ capabilities degraded, many observers say, the war appears to have reached a stalemate on the ground.

Mr. Jibril, though, denied there was a stalemate and said the rebels were hopeful of breaking the regime’s siege of the Western Mountains and of an imminent uprising in Tripoli.

Mr. Jibril said Col. Gadhafi has deployed two tools — the power to kill and the power to bribe.

“I think paralyzing his power to kill is a must for any political solution to have a reasonable chance to be a base for negotiation,” he added.

Mr. Jibril laid out the rebels’ road map for Libya if the Gadhafi regime falls.

The rebel council would first convene a national congress, which would select representatives from all over Libya to pick a committee that would draft a constitution. There would then be a referendum on the constitution. If this is approved, the new Libyan government would hold parliamentary elections, followed by a presidential vote.