Terrorists could use the instability caused by social protests in southern Tunisia as a way to spill in the region through the country’s southern borders, Tunisian lawmaker Lutfi Nabli, who is also an assistant to the parliamentary speaker, told Sputnik on Tuesday.
On April 11, the residents of the southern Tunisian city of Tataouine began a strike, calling on the government to allocate more oil revenues for regional development.
“The protesters do not take into consideration the complicated situation in the country and their protests are slowing the development of the region… The situation poses threat to security and stability in Tunisia’s south. Terrorists could take advantage of it and enter the country through its southern borders,” Nabli said.
The official added that the demands of the protesters were baseless, as Tunisia was a united country and its resources belonged to all its citizens.
According to the lawmaker, oil production has not stopped and oil facilities are being protected by the country’s authorities.