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‘Huge gaffe’ sparks row between Libya, Iran in Comoros

President of Comoros Azali Assoumani. (Reuters) October 14, 2014 The government of the Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros was in hot water Monday after giving Libya and Iran the go-ahead to build their embassies on the same plot of land. "It's more than an unpleasant situation or a misunderstanding," a foreign ministry official [...]

By |October 14th, 2014|Comoros, Libya|

Tehran switches gear in its relationship with Tripoli after Qaddafi’s death

Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran. (AP) October 22, 2011 Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast expressed his joy upon hearing the news of former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s death and congratulated the Libyan people on this victory. ISNA, the Iranian semi-official news agency, reported Mehman-Parast as saying that [...]

By |October 22nd, 2011|Libya|

Gaddafi sees Muslims as Shiites ‘by default’

Iranian Shia Muslims take part in a mourning ceremony during the Muslim month of Muharram. (AP) October 11, 2007 Libyan leader Moamar Gaddafi has said all Muslims are Shiites, dismissing as ignorance the classification that divides Muslims as “Persian Shiites and Sunni Arabs”. Gaddafi insisted "Muslims are all 'Shiites' of 'Ahl al-Bayt.'" The [...]

By |October 11th, 2007|Libya|

Iran, Libya and Syria aid terrorists, CSIS says

Iran, Syria and Libya sponsor terrorism and try to infiltrate Middle Eastern and Islamic expatriate communities in Canada. (Reuters) June 5, 2003 The Canadian Security Intelligence Service told Parliament yesterday that Iran, Syria and Libya sponsor terrorism and try to infiltrate Middle Eastern and Islamic expatriate communities in Canada. In an annual threat [...]

By |June 8th, 2003|Iran, Libya, Syria|