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Saudi closes embassy in Libya

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.

A member of the Libyan army stands guard along a street following clashes in Benghazi. File picture: Esam Omran Al-Fetori. Credit: Reuters

“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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