william hague

william hague

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'Britain Violating Vienna Conventions in Transferring Embassy' Libya Says 09/08/2011 11:29:00 The Libyan government has condemned the UK for recognising the rebels fighting to oust Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi from power as Libya's "sole governmental authority," and said that British foreign secretary William Hague's decision to transfer the embassies to representatives of the opposition NTC was a violation of the Vienna Conventions. In a meeting with the press in Tripoli, Khaled Kaim, the deputy foreign minister in the Libyan government was hoping to prevent the NTC's envoys from assuming control of the state's property in London. He said that Britain's the decision was unprecedented and irresponsible. He said Libya would seek to reverse the decision through the courts. Britain has ordered the expulsion of all eight remaining Al Qathafi diplomats in the UK, and allowed the rebels' National Transitional Council, NTC, to put forward Mahmud al-Nacua, a writer and journalist, who said has been in exile for 33 years because of his opposition to the Al Qathafi regime.as the new Libyan ambassador in London. The Libyan Embassy in London will reopen today under the control of the NTC, with the new charge d'affaires, Mahmud Nacua, schdeuled to lead a ceremony to reopen the mission at 3 p.m., an occasion that is expected to be very subdued due to the current violence in London. Hague on his part has said that the NTC had shown its commitment to a "more open and democratic Libya... in stark contrast to Al Qathafi whose brutality against the Libyan people (had) stripped him of all legitimacy". When Britain first said it was recognising the NTC as the legitimate government of Libya and transferring the embassy to the rebels, Kaim said the British decision was "unprecedented in diplomatic history", adding that it was, "illegal, and irresponsible". He said he personally consiered it as a stain on the forehead of Britain, and that Libya would try to reverse the decision by taking legal action in both British courts and the International Court of Justice. The UK previously said it recognised "countries not governments" but the British foreign secretary argued it was a "unique situation" and recognising the NTC could help "legally in the unfreezing of some assets". The British government will now be able to unfreeze £91m ($149m, 102m euros) in assets from a Libyan oil company but not other Libyan assets frozen in the UK, which total about £12bn. Libya's rebels have been saying for weeks that they need more money from the international community to pay for salaries and food supplies. In the rebel stronghold Benghazi, NTC chairman Mustafa Abdul-Jalil praised the British decision as an economic and political boost. The new ambassador to London, Mahmoud al-Naku, told the BBC Col Gaddafi could not stay in Libya once he was overthrown. "Thanks to the brave men on the ground who now surround the main cities, we hope in a few weeks [the rebels] will arrive to Tripoli," he said. Meanwhile, outside the embassy in London, about 20 demonstrators chanted, "We want to say thank you UK". "I was so happy I cried," one of them, 57-year-old Muftah Abdelsamad, told AFP news agency. "We have been wanting this for six months now. It will put pressure on Gaddafi to leave the country because there is no other way for him. Soon we will have freedom and democracy in Libya." http://tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=1&i=6605 "Guerra na Líbia está num impasse" 08-08-2011 19:19 N'Djamena - O presidente tchadiano Idriss Deby Itno considerou hoje (segunda-feira) no decurso da sua investidura em N'Djamena que a "guerra" contra o seu vizinho líbio, com quem mantém boas relações após anos de guerra nos anos 1989, está "num impasse". "A guerra na Líbia está num impasse, o tempo chegou para que a África e a comunidade internacional se engajem num diálogo para trazer a dialogo", declarou Deby, afirmando -- se "muito sensível ao sofrimento que o povo líbio vive...