U.S. Embassy support for the NOC’s mandate on behalf of Libyans

The Embassy reiterates U.S. support for the National Oil Corporation (NOC) as it fulfills its apolitical and technocratic mandate on behalf of all Libyans.  We also commend the swift action of Libyan forces in response to the armed incursion against the NOC headquarters on November 23.  Attempts by armed groups, political factions, or other institutions to pressure NOC personnel or impede the transparent management of the energy sector are incompatible with Libyan aspirations for a brighter and prosperous future.