Saudi closed Libya embassy, evacuates diplomats

May 19, 2014 - 6:02:02 pm

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia closed its embassy in Tripoli on Monday and evacuated all its diplomats over "security" concerns in Libya, the SPA state news agency reported.

The Saudi ambassador to Libya Mohammed Mahmud al-Ali told SPA the kingdom's consulate in Libya was also closed "due to the current circumstances and the security situation."

He said all diplomats in Libya were flown out of the North African country. (AFP)

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