Rogue military commander Khalifa Haftar has demanded that the mechanism for distributing the country's wealth and oil revenues be reconsidered, threatening to take action if a plan in this regard is not ready by August.
Addressing an audience of military and security figures on Monday, Haftar demanded that a high committee be formed to arrange a financial audit that distributes the revenues equitably.
In case of any delay in establishing the relevant committee, "the Libyan people will be on time to claim their legitimate right for wealth," he said.
He noted what he claimed were violations in the documentary credits committed by the Tripoli-based Central Bank of Libya (CBL).
"The documentary credits for 2022 were distributed to 1,646 companies; The eastern region's share was 7% percent, while the southern region received only 2% percent of these credits."
The 80-year-old warlord said the Administrative Control and the Audit Bureau report indicated manipulation with more than 200 billion dinars.
"There is an ever more pressing need for fair distribution of oil revenues amid the current adverse economic situation in the country, Haftar said, adding that Dbeibah's government spent 122 billion dinars out of the 135 billion of oil revenues.
He claimed to receive "hundreds of memorandums from different regions demanding the formation of a supreme committee for financial arrangements to distribute revenues fairly among the municipalities.
He expressed dissatisfaction with US Ambassador Richard Norland for his remarks on the distribution of oil revenues.
Addressing the foreign diplomatic missions, Haftar called on them to refrain from interfering in Libyan affairs and "not to cross the lines."
"You are the ones who created the crisis and sowed discord among the Libyans.”
Haftar said that the presidential and parliamentary elections represent the solution to Libya's crisis, as he demanded the exit of all foreign forces and mercenaries from Libya in implementation of the Security Council resolutions and the agreements of the Joint Military Committee (5 + 5)