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

Comoros' President Ikililou Dhoinine 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 told AFP, [...]

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

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

The cooperation between the two countries was not limited to providing Iran with arms. 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 [...]

By |October 22nd, 2011|Libya|

Gaddafi sees Muslims as Shiites ‘by default’

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 word "Shiite" originally means "follower" and "Ahl al-Bayt" refers to "Mohamed and his descendants”, in a speech he [...]

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. 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 assessment, [...]

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