Libya on Thursday condemned Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi who mentioned Cairo may arm Libyan tribes towards the nation’s internationally acknowledged government.
Speaking to Al-Jazeera, Libyan Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammed al-Qablawi criticized el-Sissi’s latest feedback as “blatant interference in Libya’s inside affairs.”
“El-Sissi repeats his earlier statements, which is blatant interference in Libyan affairs,” he mentioned, including that his speech was “not aimed toward peace. It is he who’s fueling the [Libyan] battle.”
The Egyptian president on Thursday met with the heads of a number of Libyan tribes within the Egyptian capital Cairo, the place he mentioned his nation “is not going to stand apart” within the face growing navy mobilization close to the town of Sirte in northern Libya.
The Libyan High Council of State condemned el-Sissi’s name to arm the Libyan tribes, saying it could result in extra combating and additional division within the nation.
Earlier in June, el-Sissi steered that Cairo may launch “exterior navy missions” into Libya, saying “any direct intervention in Libya has already change into respectable internationally.”
He mentioned the town of Sirte and the al-Jufra airbase have been their “crimson line,” calling on his military to “be ready to hold out any home or cross-border missions.
Since April 2019, putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar’s illegitimate forces have launched assaults on the Libyan capital of Tripoli and different elements of northwestern Libya, leading to greater than 1,000 deaths, together with civilians.
However, the Libyan government has just lately achieved some important victories, pushing Haftar’s forces out of Tripoli and the strategic metropolis of Tarhuna.