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March 21, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Libyan Ambassador Mohammed Abdul Quasim al Zwai presented his credentials to Queen Elizabeth II, formally healing a diplomatic breach after 17 years. Britain halted relations in 1984 after a London policewoman was killed by gunfire, apparently from the Libyan Embassy, and Libya refused to help in the investigation.
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September 23, 2011 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
Fugitive leader Moammar Kadafi remains a danger and Libya faces "stubborn resistance" from former regime loyalists, but the U.S. ambassador to Libya said Thursday that he did not envision a long-term insurgency against the nation's fledgling government. "I don't think the Libyan people, after all the blood that has been shed in the last six months, are going to let their revolution be hijacked," Ambassador Gene Cretz said after a flag-raising ceremony at the ambassador's residence, now the site of the U.S. Embassy.
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September 23, 2011 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
Fugitive leader Moammar Kadafi remains a danger and Libya faces "stubborn resistance" from former regime loyalists, but the U.S. ambassador to Libya said Thursday that he did not envision a long-term insurgency against the nation's fledgling government. "I don't think the Libyan people, after all the blood that has been shed in the last six months, are going to let their revolution be hijacked," Ambassador Gene Cretz said after a flag-raising ceremony at the ambassador's residence, now the site of the U.S. Embassy.
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March 21, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Libyan Ambassador Mohammed Abdul Quasim al Zwai presented his credentials to Queen Elizabeth II, formally healing a diplomatic breach after 17 years. Britain halted relations in 1984 after a London policewoman was killed by gunfire, apparently from the Libyan Embassy, and Libya refused to help in the investigation.
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April 17, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
The Soviet Union, sending a message to Washington that the Kremlin will not be intimidated by the U.S. raid on Libya, today asserted its right to passage in international waters and airspace around Libya. Ambassadors from all foreign embassies were called to the Foreign Ministry late Wednesday and told that "the Soviet Union has the full right to use Mediterranean waters for the movement of military ships," spokesman Vladimir Lomeiko said.
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February 22, 2011 | By Bob Drogin, Los Angeles Times
A defiant Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi vowed Tuesday not to resign and denounced the anti-government protesters who have challenged his regime as "greasy rats" and "drug-fueled mice" who deserve to be executed. "These gangs are cockroaches," he said. "They're nothing. They're not one percent of the Libyan people. " In a lengthy address on state TV, Kadafi, who has ruled since 1969, stood in the ruins of a barracks in Tripoli that was bombed by U.S. warplanes in 1986. He waved his fist and shouted, vowing to die a martyr and urging his supporters to rise up to help the military crush the popular uprising.
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