German Ambassador: Khalifa Haftar is a dictator, his forces are militias

German Ambassador: Khalifa Haftar is a dictator, his forces are militias

March 15, 2016 - 11:44
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

German Ambassador to Libya Christian Much

The German Ambassador to Libya Christian Much has branded rogue General Khalifa Haftar a dictator and his forces militias, lawyer Amal Bugaigis has revealed.

Bugaigis disclosed in her official Facebook account that she had met with the German Ambassador on March 10 on the sidelines of a seminar, apparently in Tunisia, and talked about the ongoing incidents in Benghazi.

During their talk, Ambassador Much reacted to Bugaigis's speech in the seminar and her remarks about the so-called Libyan Army, led by rogue General Haftar.

"He told me in an angry manner: in your speech you mentioned the core of the national army, do you mean those in Benghazi led by Mr. Haftar? For your information, those are militias and we will not recognize them." Bugaigis wrote in her FB page.

Christian Much went further and described Khalifa Haftar as a dictator.

"You revolted to overthrow a dictator, so how do you agree to replace him with another one?" Much wondered.

The Libya Observer emailed the German Embassy in Tripoli, currently operating from Tunis, for explanations, but there was no response.

Rogue General Haftar established his own Dignity Operation in May 2014 in a failed attempt to control the country. His operation, which is still raging in Benghazi, has fragmented the Libyan society and split the country into two, east and west.

With regard to the Libyan political dialogue and the UN-imposed government, Ambassador Christian Much revealed to Bugaigis that Skhirat government would be announced without the approval of Aqailah Saleh and Nuri Abu Sahmain, in reference to Tobruk Parliament and the General National Congress.

The Skhirat government, dubbed the Government of National Accord, was formed as per the Libyan political agreement signed on December 17 in Skhirat, Morocco by unauthorized members from both rival parliaments. Each camp has its own preconditions that must be met before approving the agreement and the government, but the UNSMIL refused and imposed it.

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