Britain sees no immediate threat from Islamic State bases in Libya

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 29, 2016 4:11 PM

HAVANA (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Friday he saw no immediate threat to Europe from Islamic State bases in Libya and did not expect the new Libyan government to ask for foreign troops anytime soon.

Britain would not rule out military action in Libya should there be a "real and substantive threat coming from terrorist bases" there, Hammond said in an interview during a visit to Cuba. "I don't think we see that threat at the moment."

(Reporting by Sarah Marsh; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)