By Farah Waleed.
Tripoli, 7 May 2014:
Ibrahim Jadhran, whose “Cyrenaica Defence Forces” are still occupying the Brega, Ras Lanouf and Sidra export terminals . . .[restrict]has reportedly refused to recognise new prime minister, Ahmed Maetig, claiming his election was illegal.
This move, if confirmed, could jeopardise the partial lifting of the Cyrenaican separatists’ blockade of export terminals.
A spokesman for the separatists said that a press conference would be held later this evening, at which it was likely that Jadhran would explain his position.
There has been no reaction for far from caretaker prime minister Abdullah Al-Thinni nor from his replacement Maetig, who is busily engaged in putting together a cabinet within a fortnight. [/restrict]