Qobeissi Warns of Repercussions over Libya Attendance of Beirut Summit
MP Hani Qobeissi of the AMAL Movement warned Friday that Libya's participation in an upcoming economic Arab summit in Beirut might have severe consequences.
“The participation of the Libyan delegation in the economic summit will open the door to all possibilities,” Qobeissi warned in an interview with al-Jadeed TV.
“We will not remain silent over the insult against our imam, Moussa al-Sadr,” the MP added, referring to a revered Shiite cleric who disappeared while on a visit to Libya in 1978. Sadr is the founder of the AMAL Movement.
And in a jab at caretaker Justice Minister Salim Jreissati, Qobeissi said raising the issue of pardoning Hannibal Gadhafi, who is detained in Lebanese prisons, carries “an insult to the entire Shiite sect.”
Hannibal is the son of slain Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, who is blamed for Sadr's disappearance.