Saudi closes embassy in Libya

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IOL pic nov27 libya benghazi security Reuters A member of the Libyan army stands guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi. File picture: Esam Omran Al-Fetori


Dubai - Saudi Arabia closed its embassy and consulate in the Libyan capital and withdrew all of its diplomatic staff on Monday due to security concerns, the ambassador said.

“All the diplomatic staff has left the Libyan capital aboard a private plane due to the security situation through which Libya is passing,” ambassador Mohammed Mahmoud al-Ali said in a statement reported on the state news agency SPA. - Reuters

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