World abandoned Libya after Gaddafi, says PM

'International community to blame for current situation'

11 December, 20:01

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, DECEMBER 11 - Libyan prime minister Abdullah Al-Thinni told Al-Arabiya on Thursday that the international community was to blame for the current situation in Libya, having abandoned the country after ousting Muammar Gaddafi. He added that the weapons should have been destroyed in order to rebuild the state, and that UN sanctions on arms imports put ''victims and killers on the same level''. ''They want us to fight terrorism, the Islamic State (ISIS) and Ansar Al-Sharia, but without the support of some (nations) brothers, we would not have last this long,'' said the PM of the transitional government, who during the lengthy interview thanked the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Thinni added that the UN mission in Libya ''uses a double standard''. ''When the Libya Dawn militias hit Tripoli and killed civilians, it was silent. When the air force hit the militias' arms depots, envoy Bernardino Leon called it unacceptable.'' ''It is our duty to destroy the bases and weapons depots'' of the Islamist militias, he said. (ANSAmed).

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