TRIPOLI, July 24 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Ambassador to Libya Richard Norland reiterated U.S. opposition to all foreign military interference in Libya, U.S. embassy to Libya said late Thursday.
Norland made his remarks during a phone call with the Speaker of Libya's eastern-based House of Representatives (parliament) Aguila Saleh, the embassy said in a statement.
"The ambassador reiterated U.S. opposition to all foreign military interference in Libya and full support for UN-facilitated dialogue," the statement added.
"Norland supports Libya's sovereignty, the National Oil Corporation to resume operations nationwide, as well as to achieve a negotiated, peaceful resolution to the Libyan conflict beginning with the stabilization of the situation around Sirte and Jufra," the statement said.
Libya's state-owned National Oil Corporation (NOC) of the UN-backed government recently declared force majeure on oil exports due to renewed oil blockade by the eastern-based army, which is demanding transparency in the distribution of oil revenues.
According to NOC, the country has lost more than 7.2 billion U.S. dollars so far because of months of oil blockade.
The North African country has been plagued by political division and conflicts ever since the fall of its former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.