BRUSSELS -- Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague said Monday that he had information suggesting that embattled Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi was heading to Venezuela.

Speaking in Brussels, where he was attending a European Union meeting, Hague said he did not believe Qaddafi had yet arrived in the South American country but said he had reason to believe that he could be heading to Caracas.

However, Reuters reports that A senior source in President Hugo Chavez's government denied reports that Libyan President Qaddafi was heading to Venezuela.