Lebanon's Amal Movement says forbids Libya to participate in Beirut summit

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-11 00:22:06|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BEIRUT, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Political sources said Thursday that Lebanon's Amal Movement is planning to implement nationwide protests to close the airport ahead of Beirut summit in a bid to prevent the Libyan delegation from taking part in the event, local media reported.

"There are also other surprising steps that will be taken by Amal Movement to prevent any attempt to normalize ties with Libya which was not cooperative with regard to Imam Musa Sadr's issue and his friends," political sources told Elnashra, an online independent newspaper.

Meanwhile, Supreme Shiite Council head Sheikh Abdel Amir Kabalan called for an urgent meeting to discuss inviting Libya to take part in the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit while emphasizing the need to follow up on the issue of the disappearance of Imam Musa Sadr and his friends.

Imam Musa Sadr, the most prominent and charismatic Shia voice in the decade prior to the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war in 1975, disappeared alongside sheikh Muhammad Yaacoub and journalist Abbas Badreddine during an official visit to Libya in August 1978.

Lebanon accuses Libya's former leader of being responsible for his disappearance.

House Speaker and Amal Movement Head Nabih Berri has on several occasions asked Libya to provide information regarding Sadr's disappearance.