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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
Iran has been supportive of the uprising in Libya, but has spoken out
against Western involvement and intervention in the fighting.