The US ambassador to Libya Richard Norland said in a meeting with the Chairman of National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah on Wednesday that the attack on the Tripoli port prevent the arrival of fuel for civilian use and thus aggravate the suffering of Libyans.
Norland also said that he had told Khalifa Haftar in Al-Rajma on Tuesday that it was necessary that the oil blockade came to an end and that no attacks would target NOC staffers and facilities.
The New York Times said the former CIA asset, Khalifa Haftar, had been accused of torturing Libyans, and some of them tried on Tuesday to use the American court system to fight back.
New YorkTimes added that victims of the military forces led by Haftar hope to use his properties in the United States against him, taking advantage of a little-used American law to accuse him of torture and sue him in federal court in Virginia.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his country's stance towards Libya, stressing that Ankara would continue to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) until it extended its control over the entire country.
Erdogan added, in a speech to his party’s parliamentary bloc in Ankara, that Turkey's entry into the Libyan arena had brought Heftar's operations to a halt.
The National Oil Corporation (NOC) has cleared Tripoli Port of fuel tankers and urgently evacuated the area, calling a halt to all unloading operations.
The NOC took this action due to shelling which landed meters away from a tanker that was carrying explosive liquid petroleum gas (LPG) as it was being off loaded.
The Presidential Council (PC) said Tuesday it will boycott the ongoing military talks in Geneva until firm stances were taken against Haftar and his violations.
In a statement, the PC vowed to respond firmly to the violations committed by Haftar with the appropriate form and timing.
"There is no point in any negotiations in the absence of a ceasefire, the return of the displaced, and the guarantee of the capital and other cities' security," the PC underscored.