US President’s Deputy assistant proposes splitting Libya into three

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A White House Deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, Sebastian Gorka, has reportedly suggested that Libya be split and divided, according to The Guardian.

“He also drew the proposed divisions on a napkin during a meeting with a senior European official,” The Guardian reported Monday.

Gorka’s proposed division for Libya came in the weeks leading up to Trump’s inauguration in January. The Guardian also reported.

“The Libyan country must be divided into three areas based on three old Ottoman provinces: Cyrenaica in the east, Tripolitania in the north-west and Fezzan in the south-west.” Gorka was cited by The Guardian as saying.

Then the European official had reportedly replied to Gorka’s offer by saying that “this idea would be the worst solution for the North African country.” According to a report by The Guardian.

Libya has been plagued with a military and political conflict that has been ongoing since the ousting of Moamar Gaddafi in 2011, with three governments vying for power and located in different parts of the country – two in the west: Government of National Accord and rival Salvation Government, and one in the east: Transitional Government of Abdullah Al-Thinni, let alone the eastern House of Representatives and Operation Dignity.

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