NOC Rejects UN Smuggling Claims

A spokesman for Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) has rejected a report by United Nations sanctions monitors that said Libyan authorities were unable to stop the illicit trade in oil or the flow of weapons in and out of the country.

Reuters quotes Mohammed El-Harari as saying that all oil port and export operations were carried out under the authority of theTripoli-based NOC, which is responsible for shipping crude oil.

"The NOC did not register any smuggling of Libyan crude oil, In contrast, the NOC condemns the smuggling of fuel and oil products from the local market to neighboring countries," he said.

(Source: Reuters)

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