Sanalla asks how the international community will respond to the oil shutdown in Libya

Alwasat - Cairo Mon 27 Jan 2020, 07:01 PM
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Today, the head of Libya's National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanalla, warned the international community that "allowing illegal activities such as stopping Libyan oil production would set a first of its kind, precedent."

"How will the international community respond to the shutdown of oil?" He asked during a speech at the Chatham House Institute on Monday. It is very important that this illegal behavior is not rewarded. ”

Sanalla said that, he in the past denounced the attempts of former United Nations Support Mission in Libya Martin Kobler to negotiate with Ibrahim Jadran, "I have always been opposed to making any concessions to those who stand behind these closures, whoever they are," explaining that "rewarding such bad behavior" would encourage it's repeat, not only in Libya but throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

He continued, "I am sure that all the members of the Security Council want peace, freedom and economic justice in Libya, but that alone is not sufficient unless it is translated into positions and actions."

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