BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Libyan State Council issued a call to cut ties with Lebanon on Monday after members of Amal Movement burnt the Libyan national flag at the headquarters of the planned Arab Economic Summit in Beirut.
According to the Sputnik News Agency, the Libyan State Council issued the call to suspend ties with Lebanon on the grounds of “insulting the national flag of Libya.”
Condemning the Amal movement’s insult to the Libyan flag at the headquarters of the planned Arab socio-economic summit in Beirut, the Libyan council urged the Foreign Ministry to freeze diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The Amal Movement harbors animosity towards the Libyan government over the disappearance of Sayyed Mousa Al-Sadr, who was last seen in Tripoli, Libya in 1978.
The party’s leadership has blamed the Libyan government for the disappearance of Al-Sadr and even went as far as arresting Hannibal Gaddafi in 2015.