Salvation Government responds to Kobler’s statement at the UNSC

Salvation Government responds to Kobler’s statement at the UNSC

March 03, 2016 - 21:24
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Prime Minister of the Salvation Government, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, issued Thursday a statement in response to the UN envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler and Ibrahim Al-Dabbashi’s statements in the United Nations Security Council session on Libya.

“The SG appreciates the role of the UN and the international community in achieving stability and security in Libya, yet it finds it strange that Kobler stated that the Skhirat agreement is rejected by a minority of political figures, and the decision to adopt the state council or not goes only to Libyans in general, and Tripoli locals in particular.” The statement explained.

The SG also indicated that it is surprising how Kobler talked about the control of what he called the National Libyan Army of Al-Leithi neighborhood in Benghazi, ignoring that this control came after one and a half years of bombing of all kinds of weapons and displacing the city’s residents.

In addition, Kobler did not even condemn the violations that Khalifa Haftar’s forces are doing in Benghazi, which he even called them victories of the National Libyan Army.

On the other hand, the SG statement criticized the statement of Libya’s ambassador to the UN, Ibrahim Al-Dabbashi, and accused him of fabrication and falsification of facts, denouncing at the same time Al-Dabbashi’s attack on some of the media outlets in Libya such as Tanasuh TV and Al-Nabaa TV, urging the UNSC to shut them down.

The statement elaborated by sending a message to Kobler as telling him that Libyans have now saw clearly that he does not have the real will or authenticity in his claim to help Libya as seen in his statement in the UNSC, which is an example of failure and disappointment.

“We invite you (Kobler) to come to Tripoli to meet the major parties that are conducting the Libyan-Libyan dialogue to find solutions to the Libyans’ crisis, which the UNSMIL could not find.” The statement concluded.