Libya's Presidential Council responds to Haftar's truce: We'll continue to defend Tripoli

Libya's Presidential Council responds to Haftar's truce: We'll continue to defend Tripoli

April 30, 2020 - 18:38
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Presidential Council said Thursday in a statement that the Government of National Accord's (GNA) forces will continue to defend themselves and target all threats by outlaw groups that are causing bloodshed in Libya.

The Presidential Council responded to the unilateral truce announcement by Khalifa Haftar, saying it welcomes all national stances that rejected militarization of the country and clinging to civilian and democratic state.

The statement reiterated that the Presidential Council is committed to Security Council resolutions and Berlin conference conclusions, adding that the Presidential Council signed solely in Moscow on the ceasefire as Haftar didn't and continued to shell civilians in Tripoli in violation of all agreed-upon truces.

It also said that it had became clear that Haftar wouldn't be committed to any truce in Libya inspite of all regional and international pressure as he continued his attacks even in the dire times of Coronavirus pandemic.

"There is no trust in Haftar's truce announcement as he is used to breaking his promises and the declaration of coup against the Libyan Political Agreement two days ago is a living proof that he isn't for to be a political or peace partner." The statement reads.

It adds that any ceasefire agreement should be tied to the principles of the UN-led 5+5 military commission talks in Geneva of last February.

Meanwhile, the spokesman for Haftar's forces Ahmed Al-Mismari announced Wednesday a unilateral humanitarian truce during Ramadan on Tripoli frontlines "by the efforts of friend countries".

 

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