Libyan Foreign Ministry denies that pro-Haftar personnel control Cairo embassy - News Summed Up

Libyan Foreign Ministry denies that pro-Haftar personnel control Cairo embassy


The Libyan Foreign Ministry has refuted circulation news that says a group loyal to Khalifa Haftar has seized control of Libyan embassy in Cairo, Egypt, saying on Tuesday that the embassy is operating as usual. The Libyan Foreign Ministry added that some people had stormed into the embassy building and tried to extort the staffers at the embassy for money, saying the assaulting persons were controlled and sent out of the embassy. Pro-Haftar media outlets reported diplomatic sources at the Cairo embassy as saying that several staffers shut down the building and gave the Libyan chargé d'affaires Fawzi Nashnoush 72 hours to boycott the Presidential Council and announce his loyalty to Tobruk-based House of Representatives and Haftar's command. The media outlets added that a similar move would take place at the headquarters of Libya's mission at the Arab League in Cairo. Not long later, the Libyan Foreign Ministry said it had regained control of the embassy and reopened it in cooperation with Egyptian authorities.


Source: Libya Observer December 10, 2019 18:33 UTC



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