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East Libya autonomy group reiterates govt must share oil revenues

Source: Reuters - Thu, 2 Jan 2014 01:31 PM
Author: Reuters
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TRIPOLI, Jan 2 (Reuters) - A group occupying major oil ports in eastern Libya seeking autonomy for the region reiterated on Thursday that the central government must share oil revenues with such regions.

Abd-Rabbo al-Barassi, prime minister of a self-declared eastern autonomy government, told a televised news conference the government in Tripoli needed to look into corruption claims and share oil wealth with other regions in Libya.

His groups has seized the oil export ports of Ras Lanuf, Es-Sider and Zuweitina. The government had said tribal leaders would resume talks with the group to convince them to lift the siege. (Reporting by Ghaith Shennib; Writing by Ulf Laessing; editing by Jason Neely)

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