Al-Sarraj: Haftar is obsessed with gripping power in Libya

Al-Sarraj: Haftar is obsessed with gripping power in Libya

April 06, 2020 - 20:20
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj has described Khalifa Haftar as "obsessed with gripping power and doesn't care if Libyans died in war or from Coronavirus."

Speaking to Russian news agency Sputnik, Al-Sarraj said the Government of National Accord had responded positively to all calls for a ceasefire in Libya but Haftar didn't and continued to violate the truce.

"I think that the international community is well informed of our position on this aspect. The Government of National Accord has responded to all calls to cease hostilities, the last of which was issued by ambassadors and representatives of the eleven countries’ governments, as well as by the United Nations and the European Union. It was on 18 March, and it would allow local authorities to combat the coronavirus epidemic." He told Sputnik.

Al-Sarraj added that "the aggressor" continued to violate the truce, attacking residential areas in the capital of Tripoli every day resulting in civilian casualties, including children and women. He indicated that his government is doing its duty to the people to protect them as per the international law.

He also talked about the European Union's Operation IRINI, saying it ignores monitoring the UN arms embargo and its violations on the side of Haftar's forces which are still receiving weapons via air and land borders, saying he is in contact with the EU in this regard.