The US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Joey Hood, has said that the world has a problem with the presidential bid of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi in the upcoming general elections on December 24 in Libya.

Hood added in an interview on the US-based Al-Hurra TV that the Libyan people decide who runs for president but the problem is that Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi is one of the war criminals who are subject to United Nations and US sanctions.

Sources close to Saif Al-Islam said he would be running for president in December elections and that he would soon announce his bid to the public.