First reactions to Haftar's seizure of four oil ports muted
The Petroleum Facilities Guards(PFG) had an agreement with the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA) to open three oil crescent ports for export Es Sidra, Ras Lanuf and Zuwetina.
|You would think that the seizure of at least two of the three ports, Es Sidra, and Ras Lanuf, by the Libyan National Army commanded by General Khalifa Haftar, would bring immediate condemnation. Haftar does not recognize the Tripoli-based NOC nor the GNA but the rival House of Representatives government of PM Al-Thinni. The agreement with the PFG is useless and the NOC must strike a deal with Haftar and the rival government. Whatever his past misdeeds, leader of the PFG Ibrahim Jodhran, recognized the GNA and cooperated with them. Haftar has never done so. The lack of quick response to the events is overwhelming. As I write this there still seems to be no response from the EU or the United States.|