Trump’s letter to rivals allegedly results in resumption of oil exports in Libya
The President of the United States Donald Trump has allegedly sent a letter on Tuesday to the Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Aqilah Saleh and the Head of the Tripoli-based Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, scolding them for badly tackling the oil crescent region conflict.
According to the letter, which Libyan local TV channel Libya 218 reported, Trump threatened Saleh and Al-Sirraj of international prosecution and sanctions if the oil terminals are not open and oil experts are not resumed immediately without any preconditions, adding if they did not cooperate, the US will use force to enforce stability in the oil region.
Trump said clearly in the letter, according to Libya 218 TV, that he was relying on Libya to boost production as part of his plans to sanction Iran through oil production and exports, and what happened in the oil crescent in Libya was not good for his plans.
Libya’s Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Wednesday that four export terminals were being reopened after eastern factions handed them the ports.
Thus, force majeure, a legal waiver on contractual obligations, was lifted on the ports of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, Zueitina and Hariga, it said in a statement.