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Ahmed Sewehli
It was a big deal in the Libyan community.feedback
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May 27 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about Libya. You'll find 632 quotes on this page. You can filter them by date and by a person’s name. The 4 people who have been quoted more about Libya are: Mustafa Sanallah, Donald J. Trump, David Cameron and Ali Zeidan. Mustafa Sanallah specifically said: “Unless oil assets are taken off the table as an object of conflict, unless the oil industry is ring-fenced from our political conflict, then the possibility of more fighting remains.”.
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All quotes about Libya

Liam Fox

I do not recall reading anything of that nature. That is not to say it would not have been done, but I don't recall reading such material … I do not recall reading any reports that set out the background of any Islamist activity to specific rebel groups.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

No government can prevent every terrorist attack. But the responsibility of government is to minimise that chance, to ensure the police have the resources they need, that our foreign policy reduces rather than increases the threat to this country. Many experts, including professionals in our intelligence and security services, pointed out the connections between wars that we've been involved in or supported ... in other countries, such as Libya, and terrorism here at home. We must be brave enough to admit the 'war on terror' is not working.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

The attack on Manchester was shocking, appalling indefensible wrong in every possible way. The parallel I was drawing this morning was a number of people ever since the interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan have drawn attention to the links with foreign policy, including Boris Johnson in 2005, two former heads of MI5, and of course the foreign affairs select committee. The point I was making was we have to make our streets secure, our population secure. Any sensible government has got to look at what's happened in Libya, a huge ungoverned space and apparently a source of support for extremism.feedback

Simon Jenkins

We committed armed aggression against sovereign peoples who had not attacked us, claiming our motive was ‘to keep terror off the streets of Britain’Jeremy Corbyn is perfectly right to relate this week’s Manchester terrorist atrocity to British foreign policy in the Middle East. Whenever Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and David Cameron struggled to explain why British blood and finance had to go on toppling regimes in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, they were explicit: it was “to prevent terrorism in the streets of Britain”. The reason was given over and again: to suppress militant Islam.feedback

David Videcette

This is not something you can just put together by reading a book or watching a YouTube video. He will have spent time at a camp somewhere, possibly in Libya, being shown how to do it. But once you have the skills and the materials, assembling the device itself can be done fairly quickly.feedback

Josh Halliday

Goosebumps! The amazing moment Manchester crowd joins in with woman singing Oasis – Don't Look Back in Anger after minutes silence.feedback

Alia Brahimi

After the Manchester attack, fingers are being pointed at the state whose collapse after the fall of Gaddafi has allowed radicalisation to become entrenched. The attack on Manchester Arena, claimed by Islamic State, is the deadliest to have hit Britain since the 7/7 bombings and, what’s more, it targeted children and teenagers. It is reported that the perpetrator, Salman Abedi, had recently returned from a three-week stay in Libya, where his parents now reside.feedback

Akram Ramadan

I suspect he will now be coming back to clear matters up with the police. He is the the type of person who does not like to leave things – he will want to sort things out. They don't belong to either society. They are neither Libyan nor British. They are not accepted anywhere. And Libyan society considers them half-breeds. They are not accepted, which leads to so much frustration and discontent.feedback

Salman Abedi

This group was fighting Gaddafi in the mid-90s in the eastern side of Libya. The group were defeated in 1996. It was a group that wanted to overthrow Gaddafi but they also possibly had some guys who were affiliated with al-Qaida. Did some of these guys carry the torch of al-Qaida? Possibly.feedback

Salman Abedi

He was a normal, straightforward, likable guy. He would sometimes lead the prayer, too. He was obviously religious but nothing out of the ordinary.feedback

Salman Abedi

My son was as religious as any child who opens his eyes in a religious family. As we were discussing news of similar attacks earlier, he was always against those attacks, saying there's no religious justification for them. I don't understand how he'd have become involved in an attack that led to the killing of children. Until now my son is a suspect, and the authorities haven't come up with a final conclusion. Every father knows his son and his thoughts, my son does not have extremist thoughts.feedback

Ian Fenn

We are a Manchester school. We feel the pain that Manchester feels. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our fellow Mancunians against terrorism in all its forms. Our deepest condolences go to all who have been affected by this outrage.feedback

Sam Grogan

All at the University of Salford are shocked and saddened by the events of last night. Our thoughts are with all those involved, their families and their friends.feedback

Ghazi Gheblawi

[The UK authorities] have a lot to do do prevent this 'disease' from festering and poisoning them, as it did back in the homeland.feedback

Salah Suhbi

We are really upset this is happening in the UK. Libyans have had a positive impact on the UK, there are 3,000 Libyan doctors in the NHS.feedback

Ahmed bin Salem

We have evidence that he is involved in Daesh (Islamic State) with his brother. We have been following him for more than one month and a half. He was in contact with his brother and he knew about the attack.feedback

Saleh Ibrahim Mabrouk

He's been in legal meetings and he's very tired. He can't talk now. I'm sorry. I know you want to ask him about what's been happening, but not now.feedback

Lidya Tesfu

No, this is not my husband. I know this guy through Facebook, but we haven't met before or known each other. He once wrote me a message on Facebook. So what? My husband was not the only one working on that route from Libya to Italy. I've tried to talk to him to leave that job and he told me he has finished with that months ago.feedback

Yemi Osinbajo

At the moment it would be very difficult, but not impossible. I can't see a path to that kind of outcome, but this is Nigeria.feedback

Mark Rowley

I regret that we have not been able to deliver the justice that the victims and their families deserve. Our thoughts today are with WPc Fletcher's family and all those affected by the events of that day in 1984.feedback

Federica Mogherini - European Union

We are moving from the traditional purely aid centred approach to Africa to real partnership in all fields, from climate change to security, economic development, migration and obviously humanitarian support.feedback

Abdulsalam Kajman - U.N

If we don't resolve Southern Libya's problems, we will not resolve the migrant issue. The difficult economic situation in that region pushes lots of young people to work for the traffickers. (Italian Interior Minister Marco) Minniti has told us Italy is ready to dispatch mobile hospitals, but we need other countries and the European Union to lend a hand too.feedback

Zouhair Mbarek

Tourism will not recover very soon in Tunisia until Libya returns to calm.feedback

Mattia Toaldo

The complete risk is that you have messy elections in a messy country with low turnout, and therefore, low legitimacy for anyone winning them.feedback

John Pike

Kim Jong-un saw what happened to Saddam [Hussein] and [Muammar] Gaddafi, and he doesn't want to wind up in a necktie party.feedback

Abdel-Salam Nassiya

We hope this meeting leads to a breakthrough that ends the current political stalemate.feedback

Gary Younge

The latest figures suggest that the scale and causes vary between London and the rest of the country. Understanding microclimates is crucial. Black male life expectancy in Washington DC is lower than male life expectancy in Gaza: black infant mortality in America’s capital is worse than in Libya. When Americans complain about the Washington elites they are not referring to the people who live in DC (who are among the poorest in the country and of whom we hear precious little) but the concentration of wealth and influence in that city.feedback

Leonard Doyle

Migrants who go to Libya while trying to get to Europe, have no idea of the torture archipelago that awaits them just over the border.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I do not see a role in Libya. I think the United States has right now enough roles. We're in a role everywhere. So I do not see that. I do see a role in getting rid of ISIS.feedback

Giuseppe Loprete - International Organization for Migration

We talk to returning migrants every day and we hear this stories every day – stories of exploitation, psychological, physical and sexual abuse. The situation is only getting worse.feedback

Mohamed al-Waseea

This is the first time a Libyan woman has competed internationally, so we're hoping that the Libyan sports union will support this woman. Even if just by encouraging her by providing her with good clothing and food or even positive words. You know how things are in the country. I'm hoping for there to be encouragement so that she can be motivated to perform better.feedback

Jim Swire

Shortly before Megrahi died, I met him in Tripoli and reassured him I would still do everything I could to clear his name. I am delighted that this request for an appeal is now being placed before the SCCRC.feedback

Paolo Gentiloni

Now is the moment for the US and Italy to work together to stabilise the situation and broaden the support for the Tripoli government to other actors. The division of Libya is not a good idea. It would be dangerous for Egypt, dangerous for Tunisia and for the interests of Europe.feedback

Paolo Gentiloni

Now is the moment for the U.S. and Italy to work together to stabilize the situation and broaden the support for the Tripoli government to other actors.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I do not see a role in Libya. I think the United States has, right now, enough roles. We're in a role everywhere, so I do not see that. We are effectively ridding the world of ISIS. I see that as a primary role and that's what we're going to do. And that role will come to an end at a certain point and we'll be able to go back home and rebuild our country, which is what I want to do.feedback

Faouzi Jaboudi

The first time we met at the guard's offices he didn't want to approach me. He hugged the warden there, who he knows very well and is used to. They told me that they love Tamim and feel for him because his parents aren't there.feedback

Mohammed Iqbel

ISIL works on three levels: short, medium and long term. In the short term, it worked on recruitment – getting young people to leave their country for Libya, and especially Syria and Iraq. After that, it was the departure of entire families.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I do not see a (US) role in Libya. Yes, a strong Europe is very, very important to me as president of the united states. And it is also in my opinion – in my very strong opinion – important for the United States. We want to see it. We will help it be strong.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I do not see a role in Libya, . I do see a role in getting rid of ISIS. We are being very effective in that regard, . It is a horrible thing to say, but we have no choice. We are effectively ridding the world of ISIS. I see that as a primary role, and that's what we are going to do, whether it is in Iraq or in Libya or anywhere else. That role will come to an end at a certain point, and we'll be able to go back home and rebuild our country, which is what I want to do.feedback

Mattia Toaldo

You are in a situation where the US backs off from the political process, the UN is extremely weak, the French and the British are having elections, and the Italians were basically pushed aside. So who is left? Egypt, Russia, and Algeria.feedback

Nikki Haley

We want to see the parties come together, have one political solution, one government, one military, so the Libyan people can move forward.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

Armed groups from all sides continued to abduct, torture and kill civilians. In addition, ordinary crime was endemic, mainly owing to the state of general lawlessness and the weakness of judicial institutions.feedback

Ann Coulter

We want the president of America back, not the president of the world. As awful as it was to see those dead children, Trump knew that America's first duty is to our own children. We have never succeeded at turning a Third World dictatorship into a paradise. The history of these things is that removing a Middle Eastern strongman always makes things worse – for example, in Iran, Iraq, Libya and Egypt. The Washington establishment is determined to manipulate the president into launching counterproductive military strikes.feedback

Livia Manante

Several other migrants confirmed his story, independently describing kinds of slave markets as well as kinds of private prisons all over in Libya. IOM Italy has confirmed that this story is similar to many stories reported by migrants and collected at landing points in southern Italy, including the slave market reports. This gives more evidence that the stories reported are true, as the stories of those who managed to cross-match those who are returning back to their countries.feedback

Livia Manante

The men on the pick-up were brought to a square, or parking lot, where a kind of slave trade was happening. There were locals – he described them as Arabs – buying sub-Saharan migrants. Several other migrants confirmed his story, independently describing kinds of slave markets as well as kinds of private prisons all over in Libya.feedback

Othman Belbeisi

If you go to the market and you can pay between 200 and 500 dollars to get a migrant that will work with you on your daily jobs or support your work. After you buy, this person is handed over to you, again then it becomes your responsibility. Many of them escape, many of them are kept in bondage, and many of them are even imprisoned inside an area where they are forced to work on daily basis.feedback

Leonard Doyle

Tragically, the most credible messengers are migrants returning home with IOM help. Too often they are broken, brutalised and have been abused. Their voices carry more weight than anyone else's.feedback

Giuseppe Loprete - International Organization for Migration

Its very clear they see themselves as being treated as slaves. There are now more migrants coming back from Libya, so that's also why all these stories are coming to the surface. And conditions are worsening in Libya so I think we can also expect more in the coming months.feedback

Angelino Alfano

We need to remember that not 10 years ago, but 100 or 120 days ago, the concern in Europe was that the United States and the EU were moving apart. I welcome this renewed harmony. I have to say, the Libya experiment did not go well. We are still paying the price.feedback

Phil Flynn

There are a few geopolitical problems at the moment. On top of that, Libya isn't producing oil, so that's adding to the bullish side of the market.feedback

Tariq Zahir

U.S. shale is going to continue to weigh on market. With refineries coming out of maintenance season, maybe we'll see some real strength around here soon.feedback

Mohammed Abdiker

The latest reports of 'slave markets' for migrants can be added to a long list of outrages [in Libya]. The situation is dire. The more IOM engages inside Libya, the more we learn that it is a vale of tears for all too many migrants.feedback

Mohamed Haay Sandu

Since the fall of the Gaddafi regime, no one has controlled the border. For many of us, facilitating the passage of migrants has become a way of earning money. The economy is on the brink of collapse. Around 15 per cent of our people work in migrant trafficking. It is the main source of income.feedback

Mohamed Haay Sandu

Many of our young people are without hope and end up facilitating clandestine migration.feedback

Lukman Otunuga

Although the relatively bullish US crude inventories data and supply disruptions in Libya have provided oil markets a welcome boost, the gains may be limited as investors mull over the effectiveness of OPEC's supply cuts.feedback

Flavio Di Giacomo

He said that everyone else died. But there's some hope that the Italian Coast Guard picked up others. The boy said they left Sabratha, Libya, a couple days ago on a rubber boat with 147 sub-Saharan Africans on board, including five children and some pregnant women.feedback

Greg McKenna

That (Libya), along with the Iranian oil minister saying there is likely to be an extension to the production cut deal, helped crude oil rally overnight.feedback

Dimitris Avramopolous

Migrant flows to Italy unfortunately continue to increase. If there is one country under huge pressure, it is Italy.feedback

Marco Minniti

Now there must be very significant investments. There is a total and absolute commitment to do this. There will be camps that are created together with the humanitarian organisations in full respect of people's rights.feedback

Marco Minniti

Naturally we haven't resolved the problem because it's clear no one has the definitive solution to the problem in their pockets. But we have common will. And this common will has a common objective: to not chase or suffer illegal migration but govern it.feedback

Mustafa Sanallah - National Oil Corporation

Unless oil assets are taken off the table as an object of conflict, unless the oil industry is ring-fenced from our political conflict, then the possibility of more fighting remains.feedback

Mustafa Sanallah - National Oil Corporation

We have been coordinating our assessment of the facilities with them. We have no reason to believe control of the ports will not be handed back to NOC. Putting the PFG under the NOC would, we think, go a long way to removing Libya's oil assets as an object of military competition.feedback

Karl Blanchet

Syria is just the tip of the iceberg. In Afghanistan and Yemen today, international humanitarian organizations ... report attacks on health facilities every week. Patients have been shot while traveling in ambulances in Colombia, ambulances are used in suicide attacks in Afghanistan, doctors are murdered in Somalia, and hospitals bombed in Afghanistan, Yemen and Libya.feedback

Tamer al-Rifai

There is no foreign soldier from any foreign country on Egyptian soil. This is a matter of sovereignty.feedback

Oleg Krinitsyn

If we're under assault we enter the battle, of course, to protect our lives and the lives of our clients. According to military science, a counterattack must follow an attack. That means we would have to destroy the enemy. It was an uncomfortable situation but the image created by Putin in Syria played a positive role. We realized that Russia is welcomed in Libya more than other countries are.feedback

Ahmed Mismari

There is a very large air and ground mobilization of (LNA) forces to drive back the terrorist gangs in the Oil Crescent.feedback

Ahmed Mismari

There is a very large air and ground mobilisiation of (LNA) forces to drive back the terrorist gangs in the Oil Crescent.feedback

Giovanna Di Benedetto - Save the Children

Unfortunately today we are seeing many, many unaccompanied minors. And as is the case with most who arrive from West Africa, many of them have lived through violence and months of deprivation.feedback

Afshan Khan - UNICEF

Children should not be forced to put their lives in the hands of smugglers because there are simply no alternatives.feedback

Mohammed al-Mosrati - Libyan Red Crescent

Judging by the increase in the number of trips made by migrants, we can affirm that the crisis has worsened this year. This is all because of the intolerable economic, security and political conditions faced by those migrants in their countries.feedback

Afshan Khan - UNICEF

The Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Europe is among the world's deadliest and most dangerous migrant routes for children and women. The route is mostly controlled by smugglers, traffickers and other people seeking to prey upon desperate children and women who are simply seeking refuge or a better life.feedback

Peter Millet

I follow with great concern fighting in the 'oil crescent' which threatens Libya's oil and the lives of civilians.feedback

Ahmad al-Mismari - Army

The attackers were armed with modern tanks and a radar to neutralise our air force. But the battle is ongoing. The situation in the 'oil crescent' remains under control.feedback

Ayoub Qassem

They are from different sub-Saharan countries, one from Bangladesh and six women. Our coastguards carried out a search operation in that area off Tajoura in attempting to find the missing ones but no one was found.feedback

Giovanna Di Benedetto - Save the Children

These people had a very difficult journey. Many of the minors are unaccompanied, including small children. Some of them are very small indeed.feedback

Gianfranco Rosi

I asked the people who made journey from Nigeria across the desert to Libya: 'What made you cross the sea? You know you might have died there.feedback

Ayoub Gassim - coast guard

We are seeing the new boats, which are not equipped with anything, but they carry more people. This is going to be even more disastrous for the migrants.feedback

Joel Millman - International Organization for Migration

This is not a only horrible number of deaths in one incident but it strikes us as something that we haven't really seen much of, which is either deliberate punishment or murder of migrants.feedback

Marine Le Pen

I explained clearly that…Bashar al-Assad was obviously today a much more reassuring solution for France than ISIL would be if it came to power in Syria, as it has partially taken power in Libya after the disappearance of (Muammar) Gaddafi.feedback

Marine Le Pen

I explained clearly that ... Bashar al-Assad was obviously today a much more reassuring solution for France than Islamic State would be if it came to power in Syria, as it has partially taken power in Libya after the disappearance of (Muammar) Gaddafi.feedback

Fabrice Leggeri - Frontex

The number of migrants now on very small dinghies or fishing boats has increased, on average there are 160 migrants this year while in 2015 there was approximately 100 migrants per boat.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

The U.N. needs to be able to act with impartiality in all circumstances and cannot be biased in favour of anybody.feedback

António Guterres - United Nations

I do not think there is any valid reason to avoid someone who is very competent to do a job that is extremely important. Let's do everything possible to make this relationship a constructive relationship. Having said so, we need to respect our values and we need to make sure a multilateral approach to global problems is valued.feedback

Nikki Haley

The United States was disappointed to see a letter indicating the intention to appoint the former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister to lead the UN Mission in Libya. For too long the U.N. has been unfairly biased in favour of the Palestinian Authority to the detriment of our allies in Israel.feedback

Federica Mogherini - European Union

When the UNHCR manages to operate in a centre and then identifies someone as someone in needs and having the right to international protection. The UNHCR starts a resettlement program and those persons are resettled being it in Europe, being it in Canada or in the US, that I don't know… or elsewhere in the world.feedback

Fayez Abdelnasser

Today, we patrolled an area north of Tripoli, and we arrested between 100 and 110 migrants, we brought them here to Tripoli's naval base.feedback

Donald Tusk - European Council

Transatlantic cooperation remains and absolute priority because it has until now been a key pillar of the free world. At the same time we know that today we have no other option than to regain confidence in our own strength.feedback

Joseph Muscat

The Libyan authorities are asking for assistance in monitoring their borders, not only maritime borders, but also land borders. They are asking for assistance in managing the camps where refugees, potential refugees and migrants are kept.feedback

Federica Mogherini - European Union

We will agree on a very relevant packages of measures that will help us manage the flows better save lives in partnership with the UN agencies, the UNHCR and the IOM, in Libya, in the countries of origin, having a strong external European initiative to decrease and avoid loss of lives.feedback

Francois Hollande

Those who would like to establish bilateral relations with the US are understood. But there is no future with Trump, if there is not a common approach.feedback

Carlotta Sami - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Running camps in Libya would mean keeping migrants in inhumane conditions and putting them further at risk.feedback

Arjan Hehenkamp - Doctors Without Borders

The European Union and its Member States need a reality check. Libya is not a safe place - there is no way this can be considered a humane approach to migration management.feedback

Paolo Gentiloni

It's an agreement which strengthens the cooperation between Italy and Libya in many areas. There is need for development, stability, reconstruction, rebirth of unity. On the other side the agreement commits Italy to strongly support Libya.feedback

Donald Tusk - European Council

This is the only way to stop people dying in the desert and at sea. The only way to gain control over migration in Europe.feedback

James Franey - Euronews

Malta wants stop more arrivals from Libya – and according to a draft statement, leaders would consider sending people back there.feedback

Ahmed Bugri

The discussion that they are going to send people back to Libya, I think is hypocritical. Because I think the EU cannot blame Trump on the one hand of building a physical wall between the USA and Mexico and building structural walls to keep young people from Africa coming to Europe to seek asylum. I find it very hypocritical and I find it very displaced.feedback

Paolo Gentiloni

If we want to give real strength and legs to managing migration flows, then there needs to be an economic commitment by the whole of the EU.feedback

John Cornyn

Our country is no longer respected by many of our friends around the world because we have withdrawn from international leadership. We are no longer feared by our adversaries, who are all too quick to fill the leadership vacuum around the world … Russia being perhaps the most obvious example, not only in Crimea and Ukraine but obviously, in Syria and now in Libya. And it's dangerous, it's destabilising.feedback

Jessica Stern

Sudan, Iran and Yemen officially punish homosexuality with death, and Iraq, a country that has seen killing sprees of people perceived as gay or transgender, has never held a single perpetrator responsible. The governments of Libya, Syria and Somalia punish homosexuality with prison – even up to 10 years. Thanks to President Trump's executive order, LGBTQ people will remain in unsafe environments, they will languish in refugee camps, they will endure violence and some will die.feedback

Reince Priebus - Republican National Committee

I can't imagine too many people out there watching this right now think it's unreasonable to ask a few more questions from someone travelling in and out of Libya and Yemen before being let loose in the United States. And that's all this is.feedback

Angela Merkel

At the moment we cannot sign an agreement like that concluded with Turkey.feedback

Karim Mezran

He expects this political agreement to fail and in his mind, he thinks he only solution will be a military takeover, and in the end, he thinks the West will side with him.feedback

Mohamed Aoud

Some foreign employees have even contacted us with a view to coming back.feedback

Hamid al-Habouni

The closure of the oil ports had a very big impact on the plants. We lack the budget to keep the plants working and maintain them.feedback

Ibrahim al-Malhouf

We have some foreign workers including from the Philippines, Tunisia and Sudan but they are not specialists and the specialist work now depends on Libyans.feedback

Miftah Magariaf

This region is under the (LNA) general command, and wherever there are oil facilities or oil or gas pipelines, they are under the PFG. Now the situation is good and the area is protected.feedback

Mohamed Aoud

Of course we have financial problems. The financial authorities need to place greater importance on oil, because it is the country's only income.feedback

J. Peter Pham

More worryingly, this faction is displaying complex tactics and weapons, and that suggests outside influence. My reading is that ISIS is being squeezed in Libya and it is coming south to Nigeria.feedback

Alexey Malashenko

One single Syria is not enough. That's why we need one more state for the Russian presence not only in Syria but generally in the Middle East. Libya is a convenient territory for it. It's complete chaos and you can always say that Russia helps to fight terrorism.feedback

Abdallah Bilhaq

We hope for a return of the Russian state to its role as a support of Libya's armed forces, which have been abandoned by most countries in their war against terrorism.feedback

Karim Mezran

If he is getting signs of possible tribes or groups or militias who are really ready to switch to his side he might take the Russian encouragement and move.feedback

Joseph Muscat

Things are getting complicated. I would rather face the music now.feedback

George Vella

Egypt is the country with which one could come to some sort of agreement. There is stability to a certain extent, and they are interested because even they themselves have got their own problem with migration.feedback

Sarah Emerson

The one thing that helped boost rail into the East Coast was Libya production disappeared. That's not the case any more, and I wouldn't be surprised if we start seeing Libyan barrels on the East Coast.feedback

Mathilde Auvillain

We are expecting another long year. There's no sign that things are going to improve. So far this winter we have had no rest. We have not gone a full week without a rescue.feedback

Albert Pahimi Padacke

Some isolated ... groups have converged towards the south of Libya, that is to say on the northern border of our country, which is potentially exposed to a serious threat of ... infiltration.feedback

Bjarne Schieldrop - SEB Bank

We are not necessarily set for an immediate price take-off. One problem is the very high OPEC production in fourth-quarter 2016, . The still-rising crude oil production in Libya is also creating concerns that OPEC's cuts might be less effective.feedback

Mohamed Gnounou

We, the emergency operations room of air forces of the GNA consider this a criminal act. However, in the interests of Libyans, we will respond wisely.feedback

Khalifa Haftar

If our army controlled our southern border, there would be fewer problems for everyone. And the same is true for the energy plants so dear to Italy. I would be very happy to discuss this with the managers of (oil major) Eni. They were simply not ready.feedback

Musa al-Koni

I announce my resignation due the failure of the Presidential Council, because it holds responsibility for the killing, kidnapping, and rape that happened over the past year. I don't think we are unaware of what the citizens are suffering, but we are incapable, and I admit that we are failures because we didn't solve the problems, which are many.feedback

Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya

There are many different nationalities, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Lebanon, Libya and citizens of other nations.feedback

Ahmed al-Mismari

This was a pre-emptive strike against militias that are mobilising for an attack against the Libyan army.feedback

Milad Matouq

Security breaches happen everywhere and Libya is not an exception. Despite the security situation (in the country), things are excellent. This is the first incident since the (2011) revolution.feedback

Salah Qalma

It's very easy for anyone to enter without passing through the electronic gates.feedback

Joseph Muscat

Informed of potential hijack situation of a Libya internal flight diverted to Malta. Security and emergency operations standing by -JM.feedback

Claudia Gazzini - The International Crisis Group

It's still a very fragile oil and gas structure. Reopening one valve doesn't give any guarantee that production will restart in the fields.feedback

Mustafa Sanallah - National Oil Corporation

I welcome the statement by the Rayayina Patrols Company of the Petroleum Facilities Guard, Western Branch, announcing lifting of the blockade on all the pipelines. There were no payoffs and no back room deals. For the first time in nearly three years, all our oil can flow freely. I hope this marks the end of the use of blockade tactics in our country.feedback

Tarek Megerisi

Now it's over it's just back to business as usual, because none of the divisions have been healed, none of the drivers of conflict have been stopped or put on hold. Everyone's just been manoeuvring, waiting for this to end, so that they can return to their power struggle.feedback

Marco Arnaboldi

He's one of the leaders who is going to prepare the next wave of Islamic State from south of the city.feedback

Marco Arnaboldi

Most of our people in Sirte have moved to neighbouring areas six months ago - and are still moving - during which they experienced the worst. The mujahideen in the Libyan provinces are still well ... Their security detachments are still spread in all the cities and the areas, and their brigades move in the east and west of the desert.feedback

Ahmed Algennabi

Every time after we win a war we celebrate. But now I don't think that it's the end of this war, and I expect more fighting against Islamic State.feedback

Martin Kobler

It's the only workable framework. Its articles are not set in stone.feedback

Sami al-Atrash

This is a struggle over power. Each of the warring parties has its political and ideological agendas. The clashes are belated. They were expected at any moment and finally happened.feedback

Kaed Essebssi

Tunisia is a target for terrorists because its democratic and social model is the opposite of their obscurantist approach. Tunisia is on the frontline in the fight against terror and deserves to be fully supported in its efforts.feedback

Kaed Essebssi

Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt have direct contact with Libya on three levels: security, geographical and economic levels. May God help us to meet and coordinate together with Libyans. If this happens, we might give Libya, through our help, the opportunity to stabilise the country.feedback

Michael Cohen

Three things have changed since Algiers. One is Trump was elected. Two, the earnings season showed U.S. oil producers were more resilient, and the third is the return of output from Libya and Nigeria.feedback

Angela Merkel

We both put emphasis on creating migration partnerships with African countries, we have to put all our efforts into getting a stable government in Libya as fast as possible. So, there was a high amount of agreement on our ambitions, our conceptions, and a strong commitment of both our countries to engage into making economicl development and creation of jobs a priority for both our countries, along with the control of migration.feedback

Ahmed al-Mismari

The forces of LNA have liberated Guwarsha and our forces found 15 bodies belonging to terrorist groups.feedback

Ziad Takieddine

Why and how can a guy like this stand for presidency of the Republic? The French people must react. It will explode.feedback

Fabrice Arfi

I am convinced that the testimony of Ziad Takieddine is an event on the record, even under its judicial prism. In reality, the investigation is not stagnating, the judicial inquiry opened in April 2013. And three years later it has gone from nothing to having accumulated a considerable number of documents and testimonies. In fact what we are discovering and documenting is a potential corruption story that will probably make the Libyan scandal seem like the most serious case that the 5th Republic had to deal with.feedback

Philippe Bouchez El Ghozi

Claude Guéant has always been very clear. He never received from near or far or heard about a centime of money from Libya to support Nicolas Sarkozy's campaign. He has repeated this multiple times to the judicial authorities.feedback

Tarek al-Jaroushi

I strongly support Trump because of his and the Republicans' resolute and decisive attitudes. The Republican Party, which understands the truth about Daesh (Islamic State) and the positions and the victories of the Libyan army, will support us.feedback

Claudia Gazzini - The International Crisis Group

Up until now it's the U.S. Democratic administration that has been the major cheerleader of the Presidential Council, and the U.S. position on Libya has really dictated the international alignments, at least among Western countries.feedback

Benjamin C. Glassman

He's accused of paying money that was intended to go to a foreign terrorist organization – in this case [ISIS].feedback

Hassan Ottman

The three were released in the early hours of Saturday and were handed over to Italian authorities.feedback

Carlotta Sami - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

They were shocked, they were traumatised, because they spent many hours in the water trying to swim towards safety. They were found in the water, not on a boat.feedback

Leonard Doyle

In the absence of those boats and with the migrants determined to leave, and the smugglers interested in making money off them, they have been putting them in completely unsafe rubber dinghies.feedback

David Hufton

With OPEC production creeping up towards 34 million barrels a day, a production freeze guarantees that the oil market will remain out of balance throughout 2017 and into 2018.feedback

Milad Lahmar

I only hear about money being printed outside Libya and brought here, but we receive nothing. There is no transparency.feedback

Sadiq al-Kabir

The Presidential Council did not submit any realistic, executive programs to be carried out on the ground.feedback

Fayez Serraj

We have exhausted our efforts ... with al-Kabir. Once again, his response was weak and sometimes non-existent.feedback

Mark R. Cheadle - US Army

There are US service members working with the Tunisian security forces for counter terrorism and they are sharing intelligence from various sources, to include unarmed aerial platforms.feedback

Matteo Renzi

Italy cannot take another year like the one we have just had.feedback

Joel Millman - International Organization for Migration

We were told by witnesses there may be many more. There may be other shipwrecks that occurred over the weekend that we are learning more about.feedback

Rida Issa

The forces have completely recaptured the 600 block area in Sirte from gangs of Daesh [Arabic acronym for ISIL], and now the Ghiza Bahriya area is the last pocket of resistance.feedback

Ayoub Qassem

The crew alleged that we attacked them and a number of casualties have been reported. This is not true at all. We call on them to prove this incident if they are right. The commander asked them why they were in Libyan waters but the crew of the organisation did not answer logically. The crew was asked to leave. It is a breach and disrespect to Libyan sovereignty and according to international rules and norms.feedback

Ruben Neugebauer

This was an attack on our rescue operation. We were engaged already with the boat to hand out life jackets, which is very important because the situation is very dangerous.feedback

Michele Telaro - Doctors Without Borders

They are vulnerable people, especially psychologically. They have lived through very difficult situations and tough experiences. Many have witnessed violence in Libya, or been victims themselves. They are very vulnerable.feedback

Mohammad Ghasri

Each round of fighting has its own circumstances ... and it's difficult to predict when the battle will be over. But the end of Daesh will be very soon.feedback

Rida Issa

Sometimes the battle takes a long time because we face unexpected situations like civilians being detained. The battle is now in residential areas and that means tough, street-by-street fighting.feedback

Rida Issa

There was a desperate resistance by Daesh, but it was confronted by heavy weapons.feedback

Alex Beard - Glencore

We have seen defaults before and we will see more in the future. That (pre-financing) has been a core part of the business, it's been a good part of the business.feedback

Fathi Bashagha

What has happened is unfortunate and disgusting. It is an individual cause that represents no group.feedback

Khalifa Ghwail

The presidential council was given chances one after another to form the government, but it fails ... and has become an illegal executive authority.feedback

Vladimir Zhirinovsky

He [Trump] won't care about Syria, Libya and Iraq and why an earth should America interfere in these countries? And Ukraine. Who needs Ukraine? Trump will have a brilliant chance to make relations more peaceful. He's the only one who can do this.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

Libya has three governments at the moment; there are 100 militias in Tripoli. The country is awash with weapons. It's like asking Somalia to get their act together.feedback

Pierre Andurand - Andurand Capital Management

There will be a quota. They spoke about a range of 32.5-33 million bpd, with Libya, Nigeria and Iran allowed to go back up. If production from Libya goes up, say, then the other OPEC producers will have to cut production to make space.feedback

Andy Lipow - Lipow Oil Associates

This "puts OPEC in an even tougher spot because they have to cut even more production to accommodate the resumption of sales out of Libya and Nigeria.feedback

Torbjorn Tornqvist - Gunvor Group

Clearly, they have put a floor on the market. But I don't think they can do any substantial cut. There are too many uncertain factors involved. These two countries (Libya and Nigeria) can wipe out any other deal that has been agreed.feedback

Alex Beard - Glencore

Volume is not really a metric that we look at. In 2016, you'll see the energy segment not as good as 2015.feedback

Alex Beard - Glencore

We're very happy with our relationship with NOC and we've been very pleased to support them through some difficult times in the last 12 months and we're open to do more business there.feedback

Alex Beard - Glencore

In the first half of 2016, you had certainly the contango element, but declining. Wet freight rates were very poor and getting poorer and refining margins ... were nowhere near as good as the first half of 2015.feedback

Alex Beard - Glencore

We are currently lifting products from (Iran's) NIOC and private firms and are looking to expand into crude.feedback

Maria V. Zakharova

Kerry used these words from the point of view of fanning tensions. As long as war crimes are at question, the Americans should start with Iraq. And then look at Libya and Yemen to see what is going on there.feedback

Tom Kloza - Oil Price Information Service

The price for the next few months is going to be determined not in Vienna, but in places like Lagos, Nigeria; Tripoli; and Moscow – and maybe Midland, Texas.feedback

Tim Kaine

He loves dictators. He got a personal Mount Rushmore -- (Russian President) Vladimir Putin, (North Korean Leader) Kim Jong-Un, (Libyan dictator) Muammar Gaddafi and (Iraqi President) Saddam Hussein.feedback

Bjarne Schieldrop - SEB Bank

The agreement still leaves hard and difficult negotiations for the individual caps to be set. Now, with an OPEC curb on the cards for the first time in eight years, Brent crude is not even able to lift above US$50. At least not yet.feedback

Ole Hansen - Saxo Bank

Considering the signs that demand growth is fading, U.S. production is stabilizing and Libya and Nigeria are both increasing production, these developments will make it very hard to keep the oil bears locked up for longer.feedback

Martin Kobler

It is very important that the international community maintains cohesion in order to bring the Government of National Accord to a stage where it can effectively combat the questions on the table.feedback

Martin Kobler

This is of course Europeans, but this is also Egypt, Algeria, in particular the south. There is a link between the terrorism in Libya and with Boko Haram in the south.feedback

Martin Kobler

This is the lifeline for the Libyan people, that more money comes into the coffers of the central bank in order to improve the imports and to finance salaries and other basic needs and services for the population.feedback

Martin Kobler

My position here is very clear. These weapons do not fall from the sky, they come via the sea, they come via land.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Now they have oil all over the place, including a lot of the oil in Libya. You're telling the enemy everything you want to do. No wonder you've been fighting ISIS your entire adult life.feedback

Viktor Orban

If we cannot keep Libya together, if we cannot stabilise it, then we cannot create that gigantic refugee city at the Mediterranean coast of Libya where we have to send back all the migrants who came to Europe illegally.feedback

Mustafa Sanallah - National Oil Corporation

The increase of oil production will help earn more money and the revenues will go to the central bank.feedback

Mustafa Sanallah - National Oil Corporation

These amounts of money are not enough but we take into account the difficult financial situation currently.feedback

Omran al-Zwai

We will maintain production at this level and we are capable of increasing it, though we are suffering from a financial crisis at the moment.feedback

Gomani Mohamad Saleh

The two Italians were working on a runway project at the airport but the Canadian was working on installing air aviation system. The security authorities are following the incident closely ... That's all the information we have so far.feedback

Mustafa Sanallah - National Oil Corporation

The events in the Oil Crescent must have made it clear to everybody that the use of blockade as a tactic in (Libyan) politics is a dead end.feedback

Jean-Marc Ayrault

The Libya situation is worrying and worsening. The offensive by Haftar is not taking us in the right direction,. There is a real chance that we are going backwards in Libya.feedback

Jean-Marc Ayrault

The Russian-American accord is particularly fragile, but this must remain a glimmer of hope. It is the only basis on which the international community can (proceed).feedback

Mustafa Sanallah - National Oil Corporation

They are secure, and we have been in contact with our foreign commercial partners.feedback

Mustafa Sanallah - National Oil Corporation

(This) had the potential to escalate, with potentially devastating consequences for the nation and our petroleum industry.feedback

Scott Shelton - Icap

The perception of more supply from Nigeria and Libya is trumping the physical markets. The market could care less about strong physical markets when it sees potential for another 600,000 barrels per day of crude.feedback

Mustafa Sanallah - National Oil Corporation

Exports will resume immediately from Zuwaytina and Ras Lanuf, and will continue at Brega. Exports will resume from Al-Sidra as soon as possible.feedback

Mustafa Sanallah - National Oil Corporation

I hope this will be the start of a new phase of co-operation and peaceful existence between Libyan parties as well as an end to the use and closure of ports and oilfields for political purposes.feedback

Martin Kobler

This development will further hinder oil exports, deprive Libya of its only source of income, and increase the division of the country.feedback

Mustafa Sanallah - National Oil Corporation

Our technical teams already started assessing what needs to be done to lift force majeure and restart exports as soon as possible.feedback

Mohamed Eljarh

The view of the LNA is that, now they are taking control and making advances, they will want to see an improvement in their funding, they will want to see this reflected economically and politically in their benefit.feedback

Claudia Gazzini - The International Crisis Group

I think this is what he's aiming for – to be the one who reopens the terminals. The unexpected outcome is that the terminals could open earlier than expected if there's no military counter attack.feedback

Jason Miller

Last night Hillary Clinton again failed the commander-in-chief test, where she was unable to answer for her terrible foreign policy judgment, mishandling of classified information and claims that the VA wait time scandal was overblown. Her claim that no lives were lost in Libya was an insult to the memory of the four brave Americans who died in Benghazi.feedback

Abhishek Deshpande - Natixis

In a market full of disruptions and uncertainties, if there was a blow up of the scale of Canada once again, we would see oil prices rise like we did pre-summer.feedback

Reince Priebus - Republican National Committee

Americans need a strong leader who will keep our country safe and secure, not a politician who can't even say she will make the country safer from terrorist threats. And her shocking claim that not a single American has died in Libya ignores the four brave Americans who fell victim to a terrorist attack on her watch.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We could've done a minor attack – you know, he was begging. He wanted to make a deal. He wanted to do whatever and this was just, Qaddafi was so strong on wanting to, you know – cause he knew what was gonna happen. But she was a disaster, Libya right now.feedback

Donald J. Trump

ISIS now is all over Libya, and they've taken over the oil.feedback

David Mack

They never controlled any oil exports or sales from Libyan production. It's possible that they were in a position to extort money from some Libyan militia who had control over oil wells, but that would have only been indirect.feedback

Nicholas Papachrysostomou - Doctors Without Borders

It's not like people were not coming out, but on Monday they came out by the thousands.feedback

Matteo Renzi

Italy will continue to save lives, but there are limits.feedback

Ahmet Üzümcü

Removal of these chemicals is the first stage of an ongoing operation to verifiably eliminate the remnants of Libya's now-defunct chemical weapon programme. This OPCW-coordinated international effort has achieved a major milestone in guaranteeing that these chemicals will not fall into the wrong hands.feedback

Robert Nunan - Mitsubishi Corporation

There's a feeling that the OPEC production freeze talks might result in something positive, but it's just talk. Either way, despite some increases in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, OPEC production seems to be flattening with the outages in Libya, Nigeria and Venezuela, knocking out about some 3 million barrels of daily production and no one is holding their breath they'll return soon.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

The gasoline glut was the catalyst for this latest move lower. [We] look at the refinery run test, we look at maintenance season [and] that's near-term bearish for crude. We think you have to clear out gasoline first.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

Right now there is kind of this fear that we could get 900,000 additional barrels [per day] out of Libya, the head of the national company said that by year-end.feedback

Joel Millman - International Organization for Migration

We are getting this information from Libyan authorities that we are collaborating with.feedback

Mustafa Sanallah - National Oil Corporation

I am pleased the Presidential Council agrees that we cannot reward individuals who hold Libya's oil hostage.feedback

Mousa Alkouni

I think the resumption depends now on technical part ... and I think also it will happen from within a week to two weeks, but not more.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Though Bernie is exhausted and has given up on his revolution, many of his voters still want to keep up the fight. I expect that millions of Bernie voters will refuse to vote for Hillary because of her support for the War in Iraq, the invasion of Libya, NAFTA and TPP, and of course because she is totally bought and sold by special interests.feedback

Goran Tomasevic - Reuters

After sending the pictures I went straight to bed. All day running in the sun made me sick.feedback

Goran Tomasevic - Reuters

I am constantly following the Libya story and I am in touch with few friends in Misrata since 2011 – they keep me updated. My goal is to cover the final battle for Sirte.feedback

Goran Tomasevic - Reuters

It was challenging to shoot the pictures, I pushed very hard and I did not get what I really want, but I am still happy because I am covering such important story.feedback

Erna Rijnierse

You can tell it from the nail scratches on people's arms and legs, but also we had 10 people with human bites on arms, a back and also on the lower back and ankles.feedback