The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has strongly condemned the use of the country’s oil terminals in the oil crescent region as military sites by the forces of warlord Khalifa Haftar.
In a statement on Saturday, the NOC said Haftar’s armed groups had stormed Es Sider oil port and captured its airstrip for military uses. They also attempted to seize NOC tugboats.
The armed groups also stormed Ras Lanuf oil terminal to berth warships and other military vessels, the NOC adds.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that in Libya, there is a government legitimized by people's approval and a dictator receiving support from some Arab countries and Europe, referring to Khalifa Haftar.
Erdogan added that Libya is now the scene for dark scenarios that aim to destabilize the region, according to a report by Anadolu Agency.
The Interior Ministry of the Presidential Council's government said it had seized an Iranian vessel that is on the US and European Union's sanctions list in Makhtaf area near Misrata port.
The ministry said in a statement on Saturday that the Public Prosecutor had ordered the seizure of the vessel until the investigation into the shipment ends with no reports of illegal goods on board.
The extradition of Hashem Abedi, the brother of the Manchester Arena attacker in 2017 Salman Abedi, has been delayed due to the clashes in Tripoli, BBC reported, citing sources from Libya.
Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said earlier that a Libyan court agreed to extradite Hashem because he is a British citizen.
Hashem has been detained in Libya since after the attack which took the lives of 22 persons in Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester Arena.