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West Intervention in Libya Improper Decision - UK Parliamentarian

© AFP 2021 / ABDULLAH DOMA A general view shows destroyed buildings in Libya's eastern coastal city of Benghazi on October 20, 2015
A general view shows destroyed buildings in Libya's eastern coastal city of Benghazi on October 20, 2015 - Sputnik International
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A member of the EU External Affairs Sub-Committee in the House of Lords, Lord Alfred Dubs said that Western states should think on a working solution to the Libyan crisis instead of meddling in the local affairs by military means.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik), Svetlana Alexandrova — Western states should think on a working solution to the Libyan crisis instead of meddling in the local affairs by military means, a member of the EU External Affairs Sub-Committee in the House of Lords, Lord Alfred Dubs, told Sputnik on Thursday.

"I think something has to be done to get a proper Libyan regime in place so it is not a base for terrorism. I think we cannot walk away from it but equally we got to stop having Western interference," Lord Dubs said, answering a question on the possibility of a Syria-like scenario in Libya, which may worsen the migration crisis in Europe.

Last week, media reports emerged claiming that Europe was likely to face an increased influx of refugees in the next few weeks, with up to 200,000 people ready to leave Libya for Europe.

"If there is a problem in Libya, we have to rely on the neighbouring countries to help Libya. We cannot have Western troops going there, that is no longer the world we are in," Lord Dubs concluded.

Libya has been in a state of turmoil since the 2011 Arab Spring movement, which later led to a civil war and the overthrow of the country’s leader Muammar Gaddafi by Western-supported Islamic extremists.

The instability in the country has facilitated the emergence of numerous militant groups in the state, particularly the Islamic State, which is outlawed in many countries, including the United States and Russia.

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