By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 22 November 2013:
Speaking Thursday at the press conference at the end of the Sawaiq militia’s base handover ceremony . . .[restrict]on, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan confirmed that the deadline given to Ibrahim Jadhran had passed.
Amidst all of the euphoria generated by the multiple handover of bases and pullout from Tripoli by various militias in the last week, there was a danger that either the public or the government might forget the other threat looming to Libya’s security – its financial security, caused by the oil terminal blockade.
Zeidan was brief in his response to the question which injected a sense of reality into the euphoric mood at the handover ceremony.
“We set a deadline and we are about to take action”, he quipped. “You will know what that is when we carry it out”, he said without even a hint of what that action might possibly be. [/restrict]