Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan speaks during a news conference in Tripoli, Libya January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said the government would give mediators a chance to end a standoff with protesters blockading eastern oil ports, seeking a peaceful solution even after an escalation of the dispute over crude exports.Libya's navy last week fired warning shots at an oil tanker the government said tried to load crude at one of the terminals seized by protesters who are demanding more regional autonomy and a greater share of oil.With Libya's leadership hamstrung by infighting and a nascent army still in training, Zeidan's government may have little option but to seek help from mediators in trying to negotiate an end to the crisis.For several months, delegations from Libya's General National Congress parliament and from tribal leaders have reached out to protesters but with little success.
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