The situation in Libya continues to deteriorate. Islamic terrorists have reportedly seized control of the airport in Tripoli after days of heavy fighting, while Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have launched a series of secret air strikes on militant positions, according to U.S. officials. U.S. ambassador to Libya Safira Deborah has fled the country.
On Monday, Deborah wrote on Twitter that she was "still" in the island nation of Malta, a popular tourist destination known for its sunny beaches. She included a photo as proof:
— Safira Deborah (@SafiraDeborah) August 25, 2014
It was not immediately clear whether Secretary of State John Kerry’s $7 million yacht, Isabel, is pictured in the photo.
According to the New York Times, U.S. officials are "fuming" about the UAE-led airstrikes in Libya, because they are concerned the strikes could undermine efforts to negotiate a diplomatic solution via the United Nations, of which Malta is a member.
Another prominent diplomat with ties to Libya, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was recently photographed on a beach.