Spain Recalls Envoy After Kadafi Threat

Associated Press

Spain recalled its ambassador to Libya for consultations today, a day after Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi again threatened to attack Spain and other countries that provide support for the U.S. 6th Fleet.

Foreign Minister Francisco Fernandez Ordonez ordered the envoy, Ricardo Peidro Conde, to return to Madrid to explain Kadafi’s statements.

The foreign minister was upset that Kadafi Wednesday reiterated a threat made last week to attack U.S. bases in Spain and Western European nations almost at the same time that Fernandez Ordonez was telling Parliament that he had received assurances from a Madrid-based Libyan diplomat that Libya would not attack Spain and was seeking “the best of relations.”