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    Libya’s rival administration in Tobruk pledged on Tuesday to meet the national export commitments after seizing key oil ports, in a statement attributed to its parliamentary speaker.

    CAIRO (Sputnik) — Forces loyal to General Khalifa Haftar, who is allied to the parliament in the country’s east, captured oil terminals from the UN-backed government of national accord (GNA) over the weekend.

    "The Libyan national oil corporation will fulfill all obligations and contracts that were agreed with local and foreign companies," parliamentary speaker Aguila Saleh Issa said in the statement.

    The Tobruk-based administration claimed that the GNA in Tripoli had been distributing oil sale revenues unfairly. It said the Libyan armed forces had acted to protect the source of national income and end political blackmail that cost Libya $100 billion over the past three years.


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