Libyan PM insists citizens must be tried in Libya
RABAT (AFP) - Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan insisted on Tuesday that Libyan citizens must be tried in their own country, days after US special forces captured a suspected Al-Qaeda leader in Tripoli.
Earlier, the Libyan government said it had summoned US ambassador Deborah Jones to seek clarification about the raid on Saturday, in which Abu Anas al-Libi was snatched from his car in broad daylight.
"We insist that Libyan citizens must be tried in Libya, and Libya will not deliver its citizens abroad for trial," Zeidan told reporters in Rabat, at the end of an official visit to Morocco.
But he said Libya valued its "important" relationship with the United States, "which has helped us since the start of the revolution," adding: "Our concern about our citizens is another duty and responsibility."