Arabs supporting sedition in east- Libyan leader
Libya: Libyan leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil charged on Tuesday that some
Arab nations were supporting and financing sedition in eastern Libya,
hours after tribal and militia leaders declared autonomy for the region.
“Some sister Arab nations unfortunately are supporting and financing
this sedition that is happening in the east,” Abdel Jalil told reporters
at a press conference in Tripoli, without naming names. “Their fear made
these sister nations unfortunately support this so that the revolution
does not spread to their countries,” he said. “What is happening today
is the start of a conspiracy against the country ... This is a very
dangerous matter that threatens national unity,” Abdel Jalil warned.
Earlier, a meeting attended by some 3,000 people in the main eastern
city of Benghazi declared the oil-rich region of Cyrenaica autonomous,
raising fears the country may break up in the wake of Moamer Kadhafi's
downfall last autumn. The conference in Benghazi, which was the cradle
of an eight-month uprising against Kadhafi that ended in his capture and
killing, also called for a return to federalism in Libya.