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9 December, Monday


Haftar wants normal relations with Israel

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The foreign minister of East Libya-based government has sparked uproar by suggesting normalizing relations with Israel, Eurasia Diary reports citing Yeni Safak

Israeli newspaper Maariv said it made an interview with Abdelhadi Lahweij in Paris, during which he said he hopes Libya could establish normal ties with Israel if the Palestinian problem was solved.

"We are a member state of the Arab League and are committed to its decisions, as well as those of the UN," Lahweij told the Hebrew-language newspaper.

"We support the rights of the people, including all of the rights of the Palestinian people. But we support regional peace, oppose terrorism, and fight it in Libya as well."

But the local Alwasat news website cited a statement of the foreign ministry of the East Libya-based government denying the minister's remarks.

The statement described the remarks as a "desperate attempt" by the Tripoli-based government to turn the Libyan public opinion against East Libya-based administration.

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