During the Libyan civil war in 2011 which happened between forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and those seeking to oust his government, Gaddafi defeated by the other side. Although people received more freedom in compare to Gaddafi’s era but this revolution didn’t carry major positive outcomes for citizens and according to Hossein Akbari, the Iranian ambassador to Libya, the country is still suffering from unstable conditions.
“Currently Libya has unstable conditions and there is not any influential political parties in this country to balance the situations. The sectarian tensions have been increased and this has doubled the insecurity in the African country. So the Libyan government will face with numerous problems in future and it cannot concentrate on its duties.” Hossein Akbari discussed the Libya’s status with local media.
“We should note that Libyan revolution is different from other revolutions in the region. In Egypt, Tunisia and other Arab countries people called for changes but here in Libya, the demands were higher than a normal revolution. In those countries people only changed the chief and officials of government but in Libya all the organizations were targeted for massive changes.” Akbari continued.
“The Libyan people were not fast enough to form new police and military organizations. In fact this has deteriorated the situations. I believe the people of Libya must pay much more than what is expected for their revolution.” Iranian envoy concluded.
The former ruler of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, had a great cooperation with Islamic Republic during the Iran-Iraq war. In that time the country supported Iran and provided necessary items to the Middle Eastern country despite international sanctions which aimed to undermine Iran’s facilities.