Iran invites Libyan NTC head to Tehran

Foreign minister reportedly congratulates the people of Libya for their "victory" and calls for deepening of bilateral ties between nations.

August 30, 2011 12:07
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Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, Jan.

Ali Akbar Salehi_311 reuters. (photo credit: Khaled Al Hariri / Reuters)

Iran has invited the chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council to visit Teheran, according to an Iranian foreign ministry statement quoted by the AFP news agency Tuesday.

According to the statement, Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi spoke with NTC head Mustafa Abdel Jalil on the phone and "congratulated the victory of the Muslim people of Libya and stressed [the need] to deepen bilateral ties."

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Iranian broadcast service Press TV reported that Abdel Jalil thanked the Iranian government for humanitarian assistance which it reportedly sent to Libya.

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