UAE markets and sells Libya’s oil smuggled from its allies Haftar
The United Arab Emirates is involved in marketing and selling Libyan oil smuggled from militia-controlled areas of its ally General Khalifa Haftar, who is leading a war against the UN-recognized Government of National Accord, an international campaign says.
The international campaign to boycott the UAE said that the parallel oil company in Benghazi (BPC) signed a contract with the company (Solaco) in Dubai, which includes the export of two million barrels of crude oil from the port of Marsa Al Harika, subject to the “Haftar” to the UAE and sold illegally.
The campaign pointed out that the UAE is famous for smuggling and selling oil from “Libya, Iraq, Iran and Yemen” and forging documents on the origin of oil easily to sell, adding that the sale of smuggled oil illegally is a violation of Security Council resolutions.
According to the international campaign, “the UAE supports the chaos and war in Libya to continue to obtain its oil and non-oil wealth and take advantage of the differences, wars and destruction to ensure the continued flow of oil and money to the UAE.”
The UAE has always played roles in its intervention in destroying countries and peoples and destabilizing security and stability such as what is happening in Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and the financing of terrorism, all to prevent its economy from collapsing and giving it economic superiority.
The international campaign called for “boycotting the UAE oil and all the products of the UAE companies because they were all stolen during the wars and chaos sponsored by the UAE, whether in the Middle East or Africa, and the UAE continues to violate human rights, especially women rights and equality before the law.”
The international campaign called on the international community to intervene immediately to stop human rights violations in the UAE and to oblige the UAE authorities to respect human rights laws. The campaign also called on all countries that respect human rights laws and the free world to boycott the UAE because they violate human rights on a daily basis, whether in the war in Yemen or with neighboring countries or their citizens or residents.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is playing a disruptive role in Libya, spreading chaos and undermining stability by supporting armed militias that threaten the country’s oil wealth.
The UAE has worked for years to fuel the internal conflict between rival groups in Libya soon, which has been ravaging the country since the fall of the Gaddafi regime in 2011.
The UAE has stepped up the conflict by pushing its criminal ally Khalifa Haftar to launch an armed attack on the capital Tripoli on April 4.
In June, the head of Libya’s National Oil Corporation, Mustafa Sanallah, warned that the UAE would start looting the country’s oil through the militias of its ally Khalifa Haftar to control the oil sector sales.
In an interview with Britain’s Times newspaper, Sanallah said Haftar’s militia had signed agreements with Egypt and the UAE companies to sell Libya’s oil at $ 55 a barrel, while KPC sold oil at $ 62 a barrel, according to the changing world market price.
The Government of National Accord in Tripoli controls oil revenues after exporting oil shipments under the supervision of the National Oil Corporation and the monthly sales to the account of the external bank of Libya and then the Central Bank of Libya in Tripoli and distributed to the state budget in specific sections.
But these measures did not seem to satisfy Haftar, who has been trying to dominate oil sales by launching war against the legitimate government in Tripoli to control the sovereign institutions in the capital.
During a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in May, Haftar expressed his dismay at the fact that his forces did not get the share of oil sales, according to a French official, which shows that the aim of the war on Tripoli is to dominate oil money, not to fight terrorism as the countries supporting it.
He explained the member of the Supreme Council of State Kamal Jatlawi that the ongoing conflict over Tripoli aims to control Libya’s wealth of oil and gas and control over the sovereign institutions that receive sales.
The member of the Economic Committee of the State Supreme Council said that the sale of oil under domestic legislation and international resolutions is the inherent competence of the National Oil Corporation in Tripoli under the provisions of strengthened and irrevocable appropriations.
“Oil revenues are collected within 45 days in the account of the Libyan external bank, and within 48 hours are transferred to the public spending account of the Central Bank of Libya to be disbursed from the government according to financial authorizations.”