Canada expels remaining Libyan diplomats

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 15:22

Ottawa: Canada has ordered all remaining
Libyan diplomats to leave the country within five days, officials say.

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said in a statement
yesterday that Canada has declared the diplomats persona-non
-grata, effective immediately.

Baird calls the decision the latest step in Canada`s
efforts to legitimise the regime of Muammar Gaddafi.

The diplomats have five business days to vacate the
Libyan Embassy in Ottawa and leave the country.

Baird says Canada is also cutting off the diplomats`
access to the embassy`s bank accounts.

Canada is part of the NATO mission enforcing a
UN-sanctioned no-fly zone over Libya.=

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 15:22

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