Government sources in Athens, replying to a question by the press regarding a dispatch by the AFP from Libya, revealed on Tuesday night that Prime Minister George Papandreou held a telephone conversation on Tuesday with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi following an initiative by the latter.

The prime minister, according to the same sources, after listening to Gaddafi's views on the happenings in the country, underlined to colonel Gaddafi the importance of the resolution of the UN Security Council, stressing in parallel the need for finding a solution to prevent the developing humanitarian crisis and the escalation of the confrontation and violence that is causing an increasing number of victims and is intensifying the possibility of civil war.

The AFP, invoking the state agency of Libya Jana, broadcast earlier that the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi warned in his telepehone conversation with Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou against "whatever design" against his country.