French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Friday urged the international community to prepare to help Libya’s unity government if asked, providing military support if necessary.
The country’s UN-backed unity government is trying to assert its authority in Tripoli, but the sudden arrival of a new prime minister-designate has drawn fury from the unrecognized body in charge of the capital.
“Libya is a concern shared by all the countries of the region and beyond,” Ayrault said in comments to a French newspaper.
“The chaos which reigns there today aids the rapid development of terrorism. It is a direct threat to the region and to Europe,” he said.
While ISIS militants are being pushed back in Syria and Iraq with the help of international intervention, the extremists are gaining ground in Libya, the foreign minister warned.
“We must be prepared to respond if the national unity government of (prime minister-designate Fayez) al-Sarraj asks for help, including on the military front,” he said.
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