Military intervention in Libya worst option: Italy

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Rome, Sep 6 (IANS/AKI) A military operation in Libya will be the “worst possible” course of action and will lead to further instability in the turmoil-wracked country, Italy’s Defence Minister Elizabetta Trenta said on Thursday.

“Military intervention in Libya would be the worst thing to do – it would create more instability,” Trenta told public broadcaster Rai’s ‘Agora’ talk show.

“If Libya implodes, the problem of migration will only get worse because Europe will not help us,” Trent said.

“If we fail to stabilise Libya, (more) people will set off on sea journeys and die,” she warned.

Although Libya’s UN-backed Premier Fayez al-Sarraj is “the principal interlocutor” for Italy and other members of the international community, dialogue needs to take place with “everybody”, she said.

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Trenta will visit Libya in the next few days “possibly with another member of the cabinet”, she said, declining to give a date “for security reasons”.

–IANS/AKI

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