Libya refused international requests to strike migrant smuggling militias.
Mohamed Siala, Deputy Foreign Minister of the GNA (Government of National Accord-Tripoli), has admitted that Libya had received ‘‘international requests’’ to carry out ‘‘military strikes within Libya against militias’’ engaged in smuggling illegal migrants. Indeed, the country is corrupt by a lot of oil smuggler, whose have an impact on Libyan economy. Siala insisted that Libya ‘‘would not be Europe’s policeman”. Europe had “to accept its responsibilities. Libya must not defend Europe’s borders’’. He also suggested that Europe, rather than Libya, should pay for the proposed sophisticated electronic southern border security system. Its a clear message to Europe, which try to use Libya as a shed to protect itself from migrations waves.