Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni

As part of the network’s coverage of the 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C., Alhurra Television interviewed Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni.  During the wide ranging interview, al-Thinni called for the U.S. and the U.N. to provide military aid to Libya, saying that the Libyan Army does not have the power to fight the militias and needs support from the international community. Al-Thinni repeatedly stated that he was not asking for military action from other countries, but rather aid to help bolster Libyan military forces.  He also requested assistance from the international community to help facilitate a national dialogue in Libya.

Prime Minister discusses Libyan Affairs on Alhurra

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan appeared on Alhurra's Free Hour

In an interview yesterday with Alhurra’s Free Hour program, the Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan stated that he hopes Libya regains its status within the international community in two years. He expressed his reservations about the proposed “political isolation law,” warning that it might exclude the majority of the Libyan people.

Alhurra Interviews Libya’s Prime Minister

Screen grab of Eye on Democracy interview with Libyan Prime Minister

Alhurra’s Mohamed Al-Yahyai, host of Eye on Democracy, interviewed Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zaidan, who was a Geneva-based human-rights lawyer before the revolution, to discuss major issues facing the new interim government.  During the hour-long interview, Prime Minister Zaidan talked about the achievements of the Libyan revolution characterizing them as truly significant.  He noted “injustice and the state of tyranny and totalitarianism are over and the public will is realized.”  He went on to say that calls for protest against the government’s policies are limited.  He said that 90 percent of Libyans support the government.