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Jordan recognizes Libyan rebels
Associated Press
2011-05-24 08:39 PM
Jordan says it recognizes the Libyan rebels' National Transitional Council as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people.

Several countries, including France and Italy, have recognized the NTC. The United States, Britain and others have not done so but have established a diplomatic presence in Libya's eastern coastal city of Benghazi.

Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh said Tuesday that Jordan will soon name a "permanent envoy" in Benghazi, virtually establishing diplomatic ties with the rebels.

Judeh said he told the head of NTC's executive committee Mahmoud Jibril in a telephone call that Jordan considers NTC as the "legitimate representative and the credible interlocutor for the Libyan people."

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