Lebanon urges Libya cooperation over Musa Sadr case
Speaking on an occasion on the 36th anniversary of the disappearance of the cleric on Sunday, Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri said that there will not be any normalization of relations with Libya before the North African country cooperates with Lebanon in the case of the missing Imam.
Sadr and his two companions were kidnapped in August 1978 during an official visit to the Libyan capital, Tripoli, to meet with officials from the government of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
Sadr, who is of Iranian descent, is widely believed to have been abducted on the orders of former Libyan officials.
“A memorandum of understanding was signed with Libya and it most importantly contained the Libyan side’s acknowledgement that the abduction crime took place in Libya,” Berri said.
“It contained the Libyan pledge to open the doors of cooperation and take all measures needed to inspect likely locations but unfortunately the situation collapsed in Libya,” he added.
Robab Sadr, the sister of the top cleric, said on August 25, 2012 that there was evidence proving that Sadr and his two companions were alive.
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