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Iraq Severs Ties With Libya

Associated Press

Iraq today recalled its diplomatic mission from Libya and broke relations with Col. Moammar Kadafi’s regime to protest Libya’s alliance with Iran in the 57-month-old Persian Gulf War.

A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry issued a terse statement today saying Iraq is recalling its diplomatic mission from Tripoli, and has told Libyan diplomats in Baghdad to “leave Iraqi territory.”


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