Libya will face catastrophe if oil blockade continues: Tripoli premier
Ulf Laessing, Nadeen Ebrahim
BERLIN (Reuters) – Libya will face a “catastrophic situation” unless foreign powers put pressure on eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar to lift a blockade of oilfields that has cut output to almost zero, the country’s internationally recognized premier said on Monday.
Since Friday, Haftar’s forces have closed Libya’s major oil ports in a power play as foreign powers were meeting with his supporters in Berlin at the weekend to push him to halt a military campaign to capture the capital Tripoli.
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