Libya's new interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah
File picture: Libya's interim prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah. Image Credit: AFP

Tripoli: An armed force deployed outside the National Oil Corporation (NOC) headquarters in Tripoli late on Wednesday, three witnesses said, after the chairman Mustafa Sanalla gave a speech rejecting a government decision to sack him.

In his speech earlier, Sanalla said Prime Minister Abdulhamid Al Dbeibah’s mandate had expired and he did not have the authority to dismiss him as head of the state energy producer.