February 2020

US ambassador to Libya voices concern over attack on Tripoli port

February 19, 2020 - 21:40
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The US ambassador to Libya Richard Norland said in a meeting with the Chairman of National Oil Corporation (NOC) Mustafa Sanallah on Wednesday that the attack on the Tripoli port prevent the arrival of fuel for civilian use and thus aggravate the suffering of Libyans.

Norland also said that he had told Khalifa Haftar in Al-Rajma on Tuesday that it was necessary that the oil blockade came to an end and that no attacks would target NOC staffers and facilities.

New York Times: CIA asset Khalifa Haftar faces torture accusations at US court

February 19, 2020 - 20:17
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The New York Times said the former CIA asset, Khalifa Haftar, had been accused of torturing Libyans, and some of them tried on Tuesday to use the American court system to fight back.

New YorkTimes added that victims of the military forces led by Haftar hope to use his properties in the United States against him, taking advantage of a little-used American law to accuse him of torture and sue him in federal court in Virginia.

Erdogan pledges to support GNA to extend its control over the whole of Libya

February 19, 2020 - 19:50
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Written By: RabiaGolden

The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterated his country's stance towards Libya, stressing that Ankara would continue to support the Government of National Accord (GNA) until it extended its control over the entire country.

Erdogan added, in a speech to his party’s parliamentary bloc in Ankara, that Turkey's entry into the Libyan arena had brought Heftar's operations to a halt.

Libyan government boycotts UN-led Geneva talks

February 19, 2020 - 12:21
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Presidential Council (PC) said Tuesday it will boycott the ongoing military talks in Geneva until firm stances were taken against Haftar and his violations.

In a statement, the PC vowed to respond firmly to the violations committed by Haftar with the appropriate form and timing.

"There is no point in any negotiations in the absence of a ceasefire, the return of the displaced, and the guarantee of the capital and other cities' security," the PC underscored.