US diplomat: Presence of Wagner mercenaries in Libyan oilfields threatens stability

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US diplomat: Presence of Wagner mercenaries in Libyan oilfields threatens stability

July 27, 2020 - 20:48
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

The US Chief of Mission in Libya Joshua Harris said the presence of Russian Wagner Group mercenaries in Libya's oilfields poses direct threats to the stability of Libya and the region.

Harris met with the Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha on Monday in Misrata and said the position of Wagner Group mercenaries in Libya is against international laws.

The two officials discussed political, economic and security situations in Libya, in addition to reinforcing GNA's authority by devising mechanisms to secure oil facilities to ensure resumption of oil production.