By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 28 February 2013:
Reacting to a question from the press about the deals he struck at the recent Paris . . .[restrict]conference, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan dismissed talks of a deal for foreign bases in Libya.
Speaking at today’s press conference, Zeidan reacted strongly to the accusation. “There will be no bases in Libya, in the north or in the south. We talked to no-one about this”, he stressed referring to chatter that he had discussed this during the Paris trip.
“Even when I talked to NATO, and I was probably the first to talk to them (during the Libyan February 17th Revolution), at President Sarkozy’s office, I was clear that there was to be no troops on the ground”, Zeidan answered forcefully. [/restrict]