Libya warns of bids to disrupt working in state institutions

2012-12-27 13:46:35 GMT2012-12-27 21:46:35(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

TRIPOLI, Dec. 27 (Xhinua) -- The Libyan interim government has warned of the consequences of those who are trying to disrupt working of the state institutions.

There are irresponsible attempts to suspend working in vital sectors such as oil and transportation, said Awad al-Barasi, first deputy of Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan, in statement on Thursday.

He reiterated that such attempts would be extended to blackmail and assault on the state's institutions.

The government announced it will not respond to any blackmail, but it will take necessary actions to prevent damage, he added.

However, Barasi stressed that the right to a peaceful protest is guaranteed for all in line with the law.

He called on all the Libyan people and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to reject such attempts aiming at destabilizing the country.

Libyan protesters have forced a major terminal 'Zueitina' to halt its operation for a forth day in eastern part of the North African country.

Zueitina oil port exports roughly 60,000 barrels per day.

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