libya says trumps talk with militia leader could drive up oil

Libya Says Trump’s Talk With Militia Leader Could Drive Up Oil


President Trump’s outreach to a rogue Libyan general could push oil prices higher, the head of the country’s United Nations-backed government said Sunday.

Mr. Trump spoke last week with militia leader Khalifa Haftar, who launched an offensive earlier this month to seize the Libyan capital of Tripoli, signaling a potential reverse of longstanding U.S. support for the U.N.-recognized government. The two men discussed a “shared vision” for the country in a phone conversation, the White House said Friday.