Salvation Government threatens to close borders with Tunisia

Salvation Government threatens to close borders with Tunisia

February 09, 2016 - 22:15
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Foreign Minister of the Salvation Government, Ali Abu Zakouk, has threatened to shut borders with Tunisia if it continued to disallow Libyan flights from landing in Carthage airport in the Tunisian capital, Tunis.

Abu Zakouk, in a press conference Tuesday evening, said that the security measures taken by Tunisia in fear of terrorists’ spill to its territories are not acceptable since terrorism in Libya is mainly practiced by Tunisain nationals, pointing that not one Libyan national has taken part in terrorist attacks in Tunisia.

“We are very upset at the way Tunisia is treating the Libyan citizens, and we feel sorry for the burdens the Libyan patients are bearing as they move from Sfax airport to Tunis after the Tunisian authorities refused any landing for Libyan planes in Carthage airport.” Abu Zakouk explained.

“Libya has called on neighboring counties to activate joint security committees to control the security situation on the Libyan borders.” He added.

Expressing his take on Derna airstrike, FM Abu Zakouk said that there is no clear evidence until now about the country behind the airplane shelling, pinpointing that some shreds of evidence prove that warplanes came from the east.

Thus, he called on the international community to address these violations of the Libyan sovereignty and bombing the civilians in Derna.