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Libya PM says Libyans should be tried at home

Tuesday - 10/8/2013, 9:40am  ET

RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Libya's prime minister says his country wants to keep good relations with the United States in the wake of an American raid that snatched a Libyan al-Qaida suspect from Tripoli. But he insists Libyans have the right to be tried at home for any crimes.

Prime Minister Ali Zeidan's comments Tuesday were his first since U.S. special forces snatched Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi, on Saturday.

Zeidan, on a visit to Morocco, said the U.S. and Libya will work together to resolve this incident. He added that Libya "would not surrender its sons."

Libya has asked the United States for "clarifications" regarding the abduction.

Al-Libi is wanted by the United States for alleged involvement in the bombings of American embassies in East Africa in 1998.

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