Defense agreement B. Putin – H. Haftar: Russian naval base in Libya – Together with Algeria they close entry/exit to the Mediterranean – Atlantic Ocean
The standing strategic goal of the USA is going for a walk – Moscow is forming the “Axis of Resistance” in Africa
The American news agency Bloomberg is talking about a bomb deal between B. Putin and H. Haftar for a Russian naval or air base in eastern Libya. This defense deal has alarmed Washington for several reasons:
- First, Turkey controls western Libya and Russia controls eastern Libya. The two countries fly outside France, Italy, USA.
- Russia and Turkey will extend control over the Sahel Zone. We remind you that recently France as well as the USA began to withdraw from a series of countries in Africa such as Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, etc.
- Russian ships will be literally next to Italy and Greece, controlling southern Europe. The constant strategic goal of the USA, to keep Russia out of the Mediterranean, is on the way.
- Currently, the Russian fleet has a naval base in Tartus, Syria. The emergence of another in Tobruk will greatly expand Russia’s capabilities in the Middle East.
- Fifth, and most importantly, three countries in the row have as a strategic orientation of the BRICS, Algeria, Libya and Egypt which has already entered. Algeria and Libya can close the entry/exit between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
Another problem that has arisen is the emergence of a Russian naval base in Sudan, on the Red Sea, which will give Moscow permanent access to the Suez Canal, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Peninsula.
So far, the Americans have managed to contain Sudan, but this will not last long. All documents are signed and can be ratified by the Sudanese parliament at any time.
There is a huge issue for NATO, US and EU.
Defense agreement B. Putin – H. Haftar – Russian naval base in Libya
According to the American publication, citing anonymous sources, Moscow and Tobruk are already preparing an agreement on defense issues.
As Bloomberg reports, a defense deal was reached during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar in Moscow last September, according to people briefed on the matter who asked not to be named.
Washington is very concerned about the information that has emerged about the renewed contacts between the Russian army and the Libyan National Army (LNA) of Khalifa Haftar. According to reports, the parties intend to conclude a defense agreement, which could lead to the creation of a Russian naval base off the coast of Libya.
And this is NATO’s nightmare, since Russian ships will be literally next to Italy and Greece, controlling southern Europe.
According to former US special envoy to Libya Jonathan Winer, this threat is being taken “very seriously” by the US government.
“Keeping Russia out of the Mediterranean has been a key strategic objective – if Russia gets ports there, it gives it the ability to spy on the whole of the European Union,” he says.
Haftar, 79, controls many of the major oil facilities in Libya, an OPEC producer that is home to about 40% of Africa’s reserves. Haftar is also looking for air defense systems to protect him from rival Tripoli forces.
He also wants to secure training for his air force pilots and special forces, the same sources say. In return, a number of air bases currently occupied by Wagner paramilitaries could be upgraded to accommodate Russian forces.
Russian warships may also gain permanent docking rights at a Libyan port, most likely Tobruk, located just a few hundred kilometers across the Mediterranean from Greece and Italy, according to other people familiar with the talks.
However, this is a longer-term perspective because it will require substantial upgrading of port facilities, they said.
Escalating Russian activity in Libya poses a new challenge for the United States and its European allies, who are already at odds with the Kremlin over the conflict in Ukraine and the country’s potential role in the broader Middle East crisis stemming from the war between Israel and Hamas” reports the American agency.
We remind you that during the Soviet era the ships of the Soviet Navy could freely enter any Libyan port. Soviet military advisers and experts were sent to Libya from 1970 to 1991.
Libya: Parliament demands that the ambassadors of countries that support Israel leave “immediately”
With its announcement, the institution, close to the camp of the powerful Marshal Khalifa Haftar, also demanded that the supply of Libyan hydrocarbons to these countries be suspended if the “massacres” of Palestinians do not stop.
“We demand the ambassadors of the states that support the Zionist entity (including Israel) in the crimes it commits to leave the (Libyan) territory immediately ,” the parliament’s announcement reads.
“If the massacres committed by the Zionist enemy do not stop, we demand that the Libyan government suspend oil and gas exports to the states that support it,” the parliament added.
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A little over 24 hours later, the Algerian Parliament unanimously authorized the country’s president, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to declare war on Israel and provide immediate aid to the Palestinians.
Algeria is the largest military power in the Arab world after Egypt and has particularly close relations with Russia.
Moscow is forming a new “Axis of Resistance” in Africa…