U.S. President says his country will no longer play role in Libya

U.S. President says his country will no longer play role in Libya

April 22, 2017 - 11:38
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The President of the U.S. Donald Trump has said that his country should not play any role in bringing peace and stability to Libya, according to a report by the CNN on Thursday.

Trump met with the Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in the White House Thursday and in a joint press conference stressed that the US must no longer have anything to do with the Libyan conflict.

"I do not see a role in Libya and I think the United States has right now enough roles," Trump said, according to CNN.

Gentiloni called the US role in Libya "critical." just minutes before Trump got on the mic and said otherwise, as he was not even wearing his earpieces to have English translation of what the Italian PM had to say.

The US has been involved in the Libyan situation since the start of the February revolution and up to the liberation of Sirte from IS diehards last year, when it carried a considerable number of airstrikes to help the Libyan Al-Bunyan Al-Marsoos operation to root out terrorists.

Nonetheless, Trump said he "sees a role in getting rid of ISIS," though it was unclear whether he believes that role should extend to Libya, according to the CNN.

Trump has banned Libyan nationals from traveling to the US as part of his twice-issued but twice-annulled Muslim ban.