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.
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.