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Libyan Prime Minister denies meeting Israelis in Jordan

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh speaks during a protest against the "withdrawal the vote of confidence from the government" decision of the House of Representatives (TM), chaired by warlord Khalifa Haftar's political ally Akile Salih, at Martyrs' Square in Tripoli, Libya on September 21, 2021. ( Mücahit Aydemir - Anadolu Agency )
Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh on September 21, 2021 [Mücahit Aydemir/Anadolu Agency]

Libya's interim Prime Minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, denied reports, Wednesday, of meeting Israeli officials in the Jordanian capital of Amman.

"That didn't happen and won't happen in the future, our stance is firm and clear on the Palestinian cause," according to a Libyan government statement and reported by Anadolu News Agency.

The statement follows Saudi-run Alarabiya Alhadath TV claims, earlier Wednesday, that Dbeibeh met the Israeli intelligence (Mossad) chief in Amman to discuss normalising relations. The report did not specify a date of the meeting.

Six of 22 Arab countries – Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan – maintain diplomatic relations with Israel.

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