The World : Tunisia Curbs Libyan Ties
Tunisia has halted all cooperation with Libya, including trade relations, as the result of Libya’s expulsion of about 30,000 Tunisian workers during the past month, Premier Mohammed Mzali announced in Tunis. Stopping short of a complete break in diplomatic ties, Mzali said he has decided to recall the remaining 60,000 workers and demanded that Libya reimburse those ousted earlier for any confiscated possessions. He also said that a number of Libyans have been arrested and have admitted planning sabotage operations. Tunisia expelled 283 Libyans last month, accusing them of spying.