Haftar's representatives in JMC 5 + 5 call for closing oil, coastal road and cutting cooperation with GNU

Haftar's representatives in JMC 5 + 5 call for closing oil, coastal road and cutting cooperation with GNU

April 09, 2022 - 23:05
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Written By: LibyaMohammed

Representatives of warlord Khalifa Haftar in the Joint Military Commission 5+5 (JMC) have advised him to stop oil exports, close the coastal road linking the eastern region with the western region, suspend flights between both regions, and stop all aspects of cooperation with the Government of National Unity (GNU).

The representatives have also suspended their participation in UN-brokered JMC talks.

In a statement issued on Saturday, they claimed that “the Prime Minister of the GNU, Abdel Hamid Dbeibah, had practised behaviours that are contrary to the political agreement and a flagrant violation of human rights in accordance with international and national standards”.

“Dbeibah ignored the important national role that the armed forces have achieved in combating terrorism and guarding oil fields to support the Libyans and protect the borders,” they added, in reference to the wars launched by Haftar in Benghazi, Derna, Murzuq, and finally in Tripoli.

“GNU’s actions happened in full view of the United Nations, its mission and the international community, but it did not act on,” the statement reads, adding that “Dbeibah did not comply with the legitimate decisions issued by the House of Representatives and refused the stability government headed by Fathi Bashagha.”