By Ahmad Azizi
By Ahmad Azizi
Morocco World News/MAP
New York, September 1, 2011
The Rally for Culture and Democracy opposition party (RCD) has criticized the decision of the Algerian authorities to accommodate family members of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, saying that by this decision, “the leaders of Algiers confirm their position and reveal their intentions”, the Maghreb Arab Press news agency reported on Wednesday.
By affording members of Qaddafi’s family a safe haven, the leaders of Algiers confirm their position and reveal the intentions,” said the party in a statement posted on its website.
“The message is clear: any change is futile. The message to the outside world is clear: the regime assumes a role that hinges its survival on handling situations that may cause regional turmoil,” laments the party, which has 21 parliament members including two senators.
Muammar Gaddafi’s wife, Safia, his daughter Aisha, his son Hannibal and their children entered Algeria on Monday through the Algerian-Libyan border.
The Libyan National Transitional Council (CNT) had on Tuesday considered the decision to host family members of ousted Libyan leader as a “hostile act” by Algeria. “From a political point of view, this is a hostile act,” said Ahmed Dharrat, interior minister of the CNT, in a statement published on the website of the British daily The Guardian.
Algeria, Libya’s immediate neighbor, has not formally recognized the CNT, whose flag yet flies over the Libyan embassy in Algiers since the fall of Tripoli.