Without help, Libya could become next Syria, foreign minister says

December 23, 2014 11:53 PM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Libya, torn by a growing political divide that threatens to engulf its oilfields, could become the next Syria if it does not patch its divided government and get help battling Islamic militants, the country's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

"If we don’t do the right thing now, in two years’ time we could have – hopefully not – a repeat of what happened in Syria in 2014 because the international community didn’t react adequately," Foreign Minister Mohamed Dayri told Reuters in an interview.

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