Libya U.N. envoy says Qatar arming Islamists
Posted by seumasach on November 18, 2011
18th November, 2011
TANGIER, Morocco (Reuters) - Libya’s United Nationsenvoy Mohammed Abdel Rahman Shalgam accusedQatar on Friday of providing weapons and money to Libyan Islamists and told the fellow Arab state to stop meddling in Tripoli’s domestic affairs.
“There are facts on the ground, they (Qatar) give money to some parties, the Islamist parties. They give money and weapons and they try to meddle in issues that do not concern them and we reject that,” Shalgam told Reuters on the sidelines of a conference in the Moroccan cityTangier.
“The Qatari state is still providing assistance to some (Libyan) parties and they are giving them money and we reject this totally,” he added.
“Qatar was among countries which have provided us with the greatest military, financial and political support (in ousting slain leader Muammar Gaddafi)