UK temporarily suspends embassy in Tripoli

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 26, 2011 20:47

LONDON — Britain's Foreign Office said Saturday that it has temporarily suspended operations at its embassy in Tripoli in light of the worsening unrest there.

The ministry said in a statement that embassy staff left Saturday, with some fleeing Libya on a government-chartered flight.

It said the Turkish government will now temporarily represent British interests in Libya.

British Consul Lauren Johnstone will remain in Tripoli.


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