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Spain to expel Libyan ambassador over regime's 'repression'

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-06-16

The Spanish foreign ministry announced Thursday that the Libyan ambassador had 10 days to leave Spain on the grounds that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's regime had "lost all legitimacy for its continued repression of the Libyan people".

AFP - Spain announced Thursday it had expelled Libya's ambassador over the Kadhafi regime's repression of civilians and sent home another three embassy officials for unspecified activities.

The following countries have recognised the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) as Libya’s sole and legitimate representative since the beginning of the conflict on February 15 2011.

•    France – 10 March
•    Qatar – 28 March
•    Maldives – 3 April
•    Italy – 4 April
•    Kuwait – 4 April
•    Gambia– 22 April
•    United Kingdom– 12 May
•    Jordan – 24 May
•    Senegal – 28 May
•    Malta – 1 June
•    Spain – 8 June
•    Australia – 9 June
•    United States – 9 June
•    UAE– 12 June
•    Germany – 13 June
•    Canada – 14 June
•    Panama – 14 June
•    Austria – 18 June
•    Turkey – 3 July
•    Denmark – 22 June
•    Poland – 7 July
•    Benelux – 13 July
•    Portugal – 19 July
•   Montenegro – 21 July
•   Gabon – 12 August
•   Tunisia – 21 August
 

 

 



"The government of Spain has decided to end the mission of the ambassador accredited to Madrid by the Tripoli authorities, the Kadhafi regime having lost all legitimacy for its continued repression of the Libyan people," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

The ambassador was informed that he had 10 days to leave Spanish territory, it said.

The Spanish government also decided to expel three officials of the Libyan embassy in Madrid who "were undertaking activities incompatible with their diplomatic status", it said, employing a diplomatic formula frequently used to describe espionage.

 

Date created : 2011-06-16

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