KSA refusing overfly for Libyan rebels 8, May 2011Posted by thegulfblog.com in North Africa, Qatar, Saudi Arabia.
Tags: Libyan national transitional council, Libyan rebels, National Transitional Council, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia overfly rights
Reports indicate that the acting foreign minister of the Libyan rebels has cancelled a trip to Qatar after Saudi Arabia refused him permission to overfly the Kingdom.
Traveling with the acting foreign minister were three other members of the rebels National Transitional Council who were held at Cairo Airport for 20 hours (I think we can all relate to that pain) before finally being sent back to Libya.
It seems that Saudi Arabia’s intrinsic fear of change and anger towards that little upstart of a country – Qatar – continues to shine through. Mature stuff.