Khalil Hamdan: Gaddafi’s remarks on Musa Sadr’s case ‘all lies’
A member of Lebanon’s Amal Movement Khalil Hamdan said Mon. that all the information given by former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi about Musa al-Sadr’s case had been incorrect.
On the eve of commemoration of the 39 years since highly revered Iranian Shia cleric Imam Musa Sadr went missing during a trip to Libya, Khalil Hamdan, a member of Lebanon’s Amal Movement founded by Sadr in 1974, attended a press conference in Tehran to shed more light on the various aspects of the kidnapping that is still wrapped in a halo of mystery.
Hamdan voiced regret over lack of success on Imam Musa Sadr’s case despite Iran and Lebanon’s joint efforts on this matter, saying all remarks made by Libya’s deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi about the Shia cleric had been “all lies.”
“We have held numerous rounds of negotiations with Libya’s current officials about the kidnapping case. Imad Musa Sadr had definitely been alive at the time of kidnapping and this is a proven fact to us. Still, there is no evidence proving his death and our efforts for obtaining new information about his latest status is ongoing,” Hamdan said during the press conference on Monday.
He went on to add, “the current Libyan government has shown no serious resolve to help with clarifying Sadr’s case; however, we will insist on demanding answers from Libya.”
“The Zionist regime has definitely benefitted the most from Sadr’s abduction, but it is wrong to blame the regime for the kidnapping,” Hamdan said, adding “Lebanon holds Gaddafi responsible for the fate of Sadr.”