Libya's High Council of State slams Arab League as "hostage of UAE, Egypt's agenda"

Libya's High Council of State slams Arab League as "hostage of UAE, Egypt's agenda"

October 13, 2019 - 19:57
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan High Council of State (HCS) has accused the Arab League as "hostage of agendas of UAE and Egypt that are working on destabilizing Libya."

In a statement on Sunday, responding to Arab League's meeting recommendations about Arab states' relations with Turkey following Turkey's "Peace Spring" operation against terrorists in Northeastern Syria, the HCS said it is bewildered by the double standards of the Arab League toward the issues in the region.

"It is clear the Arab League is working for the agendas of UAE and Egypt, which are tearing apart the social fabric of Libya by their support of instability in it." The HCS indicated.

It explained that Egypt and the UAE are impeding the convention of a meeting at the Arab League to take strict steps to back up legitimacy in Libya and protect civilians against the ongoing offensive, which UAE and Egypt have supported from the beginning.

The HCS urged the Presidential Council's government to rethink the policies of the Arab League in a way that helps Arab states achieve the aims of their peoples.

Meanwhile, the Libyan Foreign Ministry in a statement the call of the Arab League to decrease diplomatic representation and cooperation with Turkey.