Britain expels Libyan Ambassador

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Posted: May 01, 2011 10:27 AM
Britain expels Libyan Ambassador

The British government says it is expelling the Libyan Ambassador after the British embassy in Tripoli was attacked.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a statement Sunday that he condemns the attacks on the embassy premises in Tripoli, as well attacks on the diplomatic missions of other countries. He said the attacks have prompted him to expel the ambassador, who now has 24 hours to leave the country.

The attacks on the diplomatic missions breach the Vienna Convention, Hague added.