Salvini leaves out military intervention in Libya, hints at France's involvement in Tripoli unrest
The Interior Minister of Italy, Matteo Salvini, has said his country would not be involved in military intervention in Libya.
Salvini said military intervention won't solve any problems "and others should come to grips with that," implying France.
"Italy should advocate for peace and stability in the Mediterranean and the intervention of others which only act upon economic prompts should not replace peace." Salvini remarked.
He answered a reporter's question about Libya becoming a safe haven for immigrants saying "Ask France about that."
"I'm concerned and there must be some party behind what is going on. I fear it is that which I have in mind that is pushed by economic aims risking the stability of a country and the whole North African region as well as Europe on the way." Salvini indicated.
He also voiced support for Libyan recognized authorities and hailed the Libyan coastguards "for the positive work," wishing a ceasefire will be reached soon.
Salvini has been pointing fingers on France for quite some time. He told Il Giornale last Thursday that France is still intervening in Libya for economic reasons.
Tripoli has been a battlefield for armed clashes between several warring factions causing tens of deaths and injuries as well as a considerable material damage and displacement among families trapped in the fighting zone.