Egypt Sees ISIL Threat to Libyan Oil

Sameh Shukri, the Egyptian foreign minister, has reportedly said that Libya's  natural resources represent a very large pool of wealth and funding that will fund terrorist activity.

He told The Telegraph:

"You see [Isil] in Iraq utilising petrol and the black market and in Libya this is a danger that will have a big impact for us."

Six months after the Egyptian leader Abdelfattah el-Sisi was elected president following the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammad Mursi,

Mr Shukri said the Muslim Brotherhood was behind Isil-like violence in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere in North Africa.

(Source: The Telegraph)

(Picture: UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond meeting Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri in London)

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