Published: Jul 18, 2011 8:35 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 18, 2011 7:36 PM EDT

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - A Libyan government spokesman says representatives of Moammar Gadhafi's government held face-to-face talks with U.S. officials on repairing ties between the nations.

There was no independent confirmation that such a meeting took place.

Spokesman Moussa Ibrahim says the purported talks were held Saturday but he refused to say where or which officials took part.

He gave few details on the discussions but called them a "first-step dialogue."

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