Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Libya: Spadework done to dispatch delegation to pursue Imam Sadr case

Source: IRNA

Tehran, Oct 25, IRNA – Spadework is done to dispatch a delegation to Libya for pursuing Imam Musa Sadr case, a member of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Javad Karimi Qoddousi said here Monday.

He added that the Iranian foreign ministry and Majlis are following the issue.

Member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee announced that Majlis is stepping up diplomatic efforts to clarify the fate of Imam Moussa.

“After the establishment of security in Libya, the Iranian delegation will head for Tripoli,” he noted.

The official asserted that the Iranian delegation's visit to Libya is definite and will take place before the end of the current Iranian month (Aban, ending on Novemebr 22).

Sadr, the founder of Lebanon's Islamic Amal Movement, was a popular and highly revered Lebanese Shi'a cleric of Iranian descent, who disappeared on August 31, 1978 while visiting Libya.

Sadr was scheduled to meet with officials from the government of Gaddafi along with two of his companions, Mohammed Ya'qoub and Abbas Badreddin. It is widely believed in Lebanon that the Shi'a cleric was kidnapped on the orders of senior Libyan officials.

In 2008, Beirut issued an arrest warrant for Gaddafi over Sadr's disappearance.