terça-feira, 3 de novembro de 2015

Ibrahim Al-Jadhran on Libya: "the country is at a crossroads"

Mohammed Shaikhibrahim, Euronews: how would you describe the situation in Libya today and what is your position on armed groups.

Ibrahim Jadhran: "the description of the situation in Libya is that the country is at a crossroads: either the Government of national reconciliation is successful, to save the Libya of what's happening today, or the country will have another Division, another fragmentation, but we hope that Libya can achieve security and stability."

Euronews: given his speech, we can expect this Government to get what the previous Governments Libyans couldn't?

Ibrahim Jadhran: "there is no doubt about that and I'm confident that this Government is moving in a clear and explicit. Work hard and fast to restore the prestige of the Libyan State and its sovereignty. In addition to trying to achieve social justice and reactivate the work of the judicial and security institutions in Libya â€" such as the army and the police. "

Euronews: If the Government starts to perform his duties on the ground, as I said, what are the major challenges we may face?

Ibrahim Jadhran: "there are several challenges, as the political differences between the Libyan people, as well as tribal and social differences. And the presence of Islamic groups on the ground â€" specifically the Muslim Brotherhood-who can't understand that are part of the Libyan people and pass over the public interest benefit. "

Ibrahim Jadhran: "I don't have any armed group. I'm working as leader, to protect oil installations. Work with this security force in central Libya â€" a force that follows the Libyan State, such as the police and other security forces, but let me tell you that the previous Government tried to bribe me and I was threatened by this Government, to work according to their terms and rules. I refused and demanded an investigation into the export of Libyan oil, since the revolution of 2011. This is the real reason of my conflict with the previous Government. "

Euronews: "don't you think that opened a precedent for every leader in ground control regions and oil fields available, with armed groups â€" turning you into a key reason of Division, in Libya, and that's not what the Libyans are afraid?"

Ibrahim Jadhran: "it must be said that we participated actively in the fight against the Gaddafi regime and we can free cities and oil fields of Gaddafi's forces. In addition, we were at the forefront of the people who were fighting to liberate those areas. The tribe to which I belong was in that zone, something normal, according to the social mix in Libya â€" this zone, termed "Oil Crescent", is a region rich in oil â€" a shared space along with our brothers in other tribes, such as the al-Ebidat in Tobruk, where the al-Hariqa port is located. "

Euronews: accuses former Government oil smuggling and corruption. Like I said, currently controls five of the country's oil ports and its enormous wealth. Who does the monitoring of exports of oil and millions who wins?

Ibrahim Jadhran: "Export oil because the previous Government failed to fulfil his duty and did not respond to our demands or in the conduct of investigations, nor in relation to social justice. In this way, we were allowed for, in those regions, to export oil and to act in accordance with article 58 of the Constitution of 1951. Therefore, we have authorised the Executive Department of the Bourqa to export oil â€" and already exported a large oil tanker in the past, in the eyes of the whole world. "

Euronews: today, who exports petroleum?

Ibrahim Jadhran: "we do not export oil since that day, was the only oil export and was supervised by guards oil installations â€" protecting you. Was the way of Greece and not in North Korea, despite the North Korean flag vessel. "

Euronews: So, how responds to allegations that still makes oil smuggling nowadays?

Ibrahim Jadhran: "we do not, we exported not a drop of oil or gas from Libya â€" since the incident with the oil tanker Morning Glory."

Euronews: If not export oil, as you say, how paid to 20 thousand soldiers who work for you?

Ibrahim Jadhran: "We funded our people in the past and during the crisis with the Government through businessmen and companies who have worked with the guards oil installations and I made sure to pay that amount, in person, through clear legal procedures with the guards of the premises. Then, I came to a political agreement with the Government led by Abdullah al-Thani, through which he is required to pay that amount to the entrepreneurs. The political solution also included salaries, a whole year, the guards oil installations. Finally, we have agreed with the Defence Minister in the Government of Abdullah al-Thani to continue funding this security force. "

Euronews: what are the possibilities of peace, in Libya, given everything that's going on?

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