Libyan premier: France, UAE and Egypt backed war on Tripoli

Libyan premier: France, UAE and Egypt backed war on Tripoli

September 26, 2019 - 09:29
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Photo: Presidential Council

Khalifa Haftar’s war on Tripoli was encouraged by France, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, Chairman of Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj told world leaders on Wednesday.

Addressing the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York, Al-Sarraj said the three foreign countries are interfering in Libya’s internal affairs and provided military and financial support for war criminal Haftar to launch his offensive on the capital.

“We condemn the three countries’ support to Haftar which constitute a flagrant violation of Security Council resolutions”, he added.  

He demanded the United Nations to include Haftar in the UN sanctions list for his crimes against the Libyan people. He also demanded a UN fact-finding mission to investigate war crimes committed by Haftar’s armed groups.

 Al-Sarraj reiterated his rejection to sit down with Haftar because of his aim to militarize the state.

“Haftar is commanding a bloody militia that aims to usurp power; he misled the public opinion by his terror fighting claims”. He remarked.

Watch Al-Sarraj's address. Video credit the United Nations: