Libyan official: UN Security Council statement confirms LPA is only way out of Libya's crisis

Libyan official: UN Security Council statement confirms LPA is only way out of Libya's crisis

December 16, 2017 - 21:51
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the High Council of State's (HCS) committee tasked with amending the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA) Mousa Faraj said the UN Security Council statement on Libya has pledged support for the LPA and urged all parties not to hinder it, adding that elections in Libya is an aim backed by the UN Security Council.

In a press statement reported by Sputnik, Faraj added that the UN Security Council statement clearly demanded all parties not to use force in Libya, explaining that there could be some steps toward a ceasefire in Libya and an end to the siege as well as a calm prevailing among all parties under the auspices of the UN.

"There is no article in the LPA that says it would expire on December 17. The UN Security Council still sees the LPA the only solution for a political ending in the Libyan intricate scenario." Faraj added.

The UN Security Council said the LPA remains the only way out of the Libyan political crisis after two years of its signing ceremony in Skhirat Morocco, remaking that there would be no military solutions for the Libyan issue.

The UN Security Council the emphasized in a Thursday statement the continuity of the agreement throughout Libya’s transitional period and rejected incorrect deadlines that only serve to undermine the UN‑facilitated political process.

"Only Libyans can decide the future of their country, without foreign intervention." It added.

It also called on the House of Representatives to devise an elections law and then pass it so that the Libyan constitution can be finalized, saying the Presidential Council should work on ending the transitional phase in the country.

Meanwhile, the spokesman of Haftar's forces Ahmed Al-Mismari said earlier that they will control the entire country by force on December 17 after the expiration of the LPA, while loyalists of Haftar in eastern Libya said they will go on a peaceful movement to freeze all political entities and mandate him to rule Libya.