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Libya: Tripoli Government Denounces United Arab Emirates Interference - RFI

2019-09-09T02:08:15.905Z

Since Abu Dhabi, a commander of the forces of Marshal Haftar refused any negotiation, while the government of Tripoli (GNA) denounced "the


By RFIPalled on 09-09-2019Modified on 09-09-2019 at 03:53

Since Abu Dhabi, a commander of the forces of Marshal Haftar refused any negotiation, while the government of Tripoli (GNA) denounced "the hostile position" of the United Arab Emirates.

The content, the place and the moment. Everything in the press conference held Sunday by the spokesman of the armed forces of Khalifa Haftar, had something to annoy the Government of National Unity (GNA) based in Tripoli.

General al-Mismari said the time for negotiations was over. For him, the military solution is the only viable way to restore stability in Tripoli.

Above all, the spokesman for the self-proclaimed "Libyan National Army" spoke in the United Arab Emirates. The country of the Gulf is one of the closest supporters of Haftar who launched his military campaign five months ago to conquer the Libyan capital.

The Tripoli government has also denounced the " hostile position " of the United Arab Emirates which, according to him, has made Abu Dhabi, " a media platform for militias attacking the Libyan capital ".

The timing has also angered Tripoli. The press conference took place nine days before the opening of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The Libyan question must be debated on the sidelines of the event. With this exit, al-Mismari hopes to undermine the main asset of the national unity government, which is to be officially recognized by the UN.

Since April 5, fighting for the capture of Tripoli has made 1,093 dead and 5,752 injured. They also forced 120,000 people out of their homes.

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