Tripoli, April 8
Lebanon’s Foreign . . .[restrict]Affairs Minister, Adnan Mansour, arrived in Tripoli today, Sunday, for talks with Libyan officials on the fate of Imam Musa Sadr.
The Iranian-born Lebanese Shiite cleric disappeared along with Sheikh Mohammed Yaacoub and journalist Abbas Badreddine, on August 31, 1978 while on a trip to Libya. They had been invited to Tripoli by Qaddafi. It has long been rumored that all three were murdered on Qaddafi’s orders following a row between him and Sadr over religious matters.
The Lebanese government was accused last month by the son of Yaacoub, Hassan Yaacoub, a former Lebanese MP, of not doing enough to discover what had happened to Sadr and the delegation.
In 2008, Qaddafi and six Libyan officials were indicted by Lebanese prosecutors for involvement in the disappearance of the three.
While in Tripoli, Mansour will also discuss general Lebanese relations with Libya.