Peter Millett: British sponsor of Muslim Brotherhood in Libya

London-based Al-Arab newspaper has published a report on a “lobby” led by former British Ambassador to Libya, Peter Millett, who sponsors direct communications between Britain and Muslim Brotherhood Group in Libya, as well as manages their common interests.

The newspaper cited a diplomatic source who refused to reveal his identity as saying that “there is an influential lobby inside the Libyan National Oil Corporation led by Millett and it has close ties to the oil company “Vettol” as well as mutual interests with the Chairman of the NOC, Mustafa Sanalla.”

The newspaper described Peter Millett as “the permanent sponsor of the alliance between the Islamists and the British government,” indicating that his appointment as an adviser to the National Oil Corporation was evidence of the strong ties that bind him to the controlling bodies of the NOC as well as the Central Bank of Libya.

Meanwhile, the former Libyan ambassador to the United Nations, Ibrahim Dabbashi, believed that Millett does not have a strong base in the decision-making offices in London, and he is unlikely to have much influence in directing British policy regarding the Libyan issues.

In a statement to Al-Arab newspaper, Dabbashi added that it is Britain’s good relationship with Muslim Brotherhood that stands behind its continued support for the Islamists, noting that “a large percentage of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders at the international and Libyan levels are British citizens and their families reside in the UK, saying they are more loyal to Britain than their countries of origin.”

The former ambassador indicated that even the leaders who do not hold British citizenship hold nationalities of countries that have strong ties to Britain and often share the same goals, such as the US, Canada and Ireland.

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