London: The Gaddafi regime has reportedly been negotiating a secret deal with Greece to use GBP 12 billion of its funds for a humanitarian operation.
American officials are said to be aware of the talks taking place to use unfrozen fund for aid, but have avoided comment on the issue due to French government sensitivities.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said she was aware of ``numerous and continuing`` overtures by Gaddafi loyalists to negotiate his departure from power.
A senior Libyan official claimed that there was no ``personal enmity`` with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the Emir of Qatar for preventing a peace deal and for halting humanitarian efforts, The Independent reports.
"We firmly believe that this could start a process of dialogue. This is Libyan money being held by foreign banks. The proposal was that it would have been used to benefit all Libyans on both sides of the terrible division in our country," he said.
According to a UN panel report, an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 people have been killed on both sides in the four months of fighting in Libya.
Meanwhile, the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court is probing whether Gaddafi gave Viagra to his troops and ordered the mass rape to terrorise rebels.