Former Libyan Prime Minister discusses current state of country

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Libya’s official news agency reports oil exports have resumed in Libya, over a week after four oil terminals were seized by the Libyan Army. This as the fight against ISIL forces rages on in the Libyan city of Sirte. Despite the unrest, former Libyan Prime Minister said the time may be right to resume negotiations about Libya’s future.

CCTV America’s Hendrik Sybrandy sat down with the interim Prime Minister during Libya’s 2011 civil war, Mahmoud Jibril in Denver, Colorado.

Former Libyan Prime Minister discusses current state of country

Former Libyan Prime Minister discusses current state of country

Libya’s official news agency reports oil exports have resumed in Libya, over a week after four oil terminals were seized by the Libyan Army. This as the fight against ISIL forces rages on in the Libyan city of Sirte. Despite the unrest, former Libyan Prime Minister said the time may be right to resume negotiations about Libya’s future. CCTV America’s Hendrik Sybrandy sat down with the interim Prime Minister during Libya’s 2011 civil war, Mahmoud Jibril in Denver, Colorado.

Today, Libya is a country with three separate so-called ‘governments’, sporadic social services including electricity and an economy in which inflation is out of control.

Jibril, the head of Libya’s largest political party, said plans were in place after the war to build a state from the ground up but that world powers failed to support those who thought democracy could flourish there.

But Jibril warned the terrorist group is not easily contained. He also said what happens in Libya matters to the U.S.

This 64-year-old politician now lives in Egypt because, he said, Libya is simply not secure. He’s ready to engage with other Libyan factions and get the political process moving. He thinks his country is tired of fighting.