CBL refutes British Ambassador’s allegations, confirms state assets are handled lawfully

CBL refutes British Ambassador’s allegations, confirms state assets are handled lawfully

February 11, 2016 - 17:54
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Central Bank of Libya has refuted the statements reported of the UK’s Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, by The Telegraph, in which he accused the CBL of sponsoring the civil war in Libya by paying salaries to the armed militias in the country.

The CBL reaffirmed, in a statement issued Thursday, that the Libyan state assets are being handled according to the laws and the regulations followed in providing governmental funding in Libya, stressing that it is closely in connection with the legitimate bodies in the country and the international community leaderships to maintain transparency.

CBL stressed on its statement that the report is false, pointing out what the British Ambassador himself in a tweet on his Twitter said "My comments on militia payments and role of Libya Central Bank were taken out of context".

In addition, the CBL confirmed that the British newspaper, The Telegraph, did not contact it and thus gave it no chance to correct or respond to the report.

Previously, The Telegraph said that the British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millet, stated in his testimony in the UK Parliament that the Tripoli-based CBL, took part in funding the civil war in Libya by paying the salaries of the armed militias in the country.