Libya: No EU warships unless we control them

Government wants to control operation.

EU Military in Our Waters Only if We’re in Control – Libya PM


Libyans would only accept an EU military operation to target people smugglers in their territory if their government was controlling and coordinating the initiative, Libya’s internationally-recognised Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thinni said in an interview with Migrant Report.

“We expect that if there is such an intervention to stop smugglers or illegal immigrants from crossing to Europe, it should be under the supervision, guidance and coordination of the new national government… we would only (would it be accepted) if it is under the control of the new government…” he said in an exclusive interview in Malta, where the Prime Minister is currently on an official visit.

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