Algeria's Interior Minister
Dahou Ould Kablia said he expects that Libyan-Algerian relationships would deteriorate in case the rebels seized power, Xinhua reported.
Kablia told local Arabic daily Echorouk in an interview issued on Tuesday that the rebels in Libya have wrongly attacked our country with mendacious accusations. "In case they come to power in Libya, I think that the relations between our two countries will be very tense."
Libyan's rebels have accused Algeria of continuing to support embattled Gaddafi and his regime, claiming to have captured Algerian "mercenaries" on the battlefield, while the charges are strongly denied by Algeria.
"The glorious history of our country shows that Algeria has always respected the peoples' will and committed not to interfere in internal affairs of other countries," Kablia said.