UK recognises Libyan rebels and expels Gaddafi diplomats
William Hague has said the UK will recognise the Libyan rebel council as the "sole governmental authority", as Gaddafi-regime diplomats are expelled.
The Libyan charge d'affaires was called to the Foreign Office earlier to be told he and other diplomats must leave.
Instead the UK will ask the National Transitional Council to appoint a new diplomatic envoy.
John Simpson reports.
27 Jul 2011
- From the section Africa