Threat to Libyan tankers

New dangers for tankers off Libya.

Libya’s rival government threatens oil tankers

Forces loyal to Libya’s parallel government on Tuesday threatened to bomb oil tankers approaching the Libyan coast without permission from authorities in the country’s east.

“We cannot allow Libyan oil to be exported except via the National Oil Company in Benghazi,” said General Abdulrazzaq al-Nadhouri, chief of staff for forces loyal to the rival government based in the eastern city of Tobruk.

“We will target any boat that approaches the Libyan coast without prior agreement with the NOC in Benghazi,” he told AFP.

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