Saudi Crown Prince says ready to support national initiative away from military solution in Libya

Saudi Crown Prince says ready to support national initiative away from military solution in Libya

June 01, 2019 - 17:43
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the Libyan Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj said he was looking forward to having a Saudi Arabian stance that doesn't make attackers and defenders equal and does help end bloodshed in Libya.

Al- Sarraj's media office said Saturday that Al- Sarraj met with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) on the margins of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on Friday/Saturday.

This was the first meeting for Al- Sarraj with a Saudi Arabian official after the attack on Tripoli led by Khalifa Haftar, whose attack is linked by many reports to Saudi Arabia's funding.

"Such an attack on Tripoli has one aim, that is the abortion of the political process and bringing Libya back to the totalitarian rule." Al- Sarraj told MBS.

He told MBS that the attack destroyed civilian properties and left many dead, injured or displaced, calling on attacking forces to return to their previous positions.

"The countries supporting Haftar and providing him with arms are partners in his crimes in Libya." Al- Sarraj remarked.

Meanwhile, MBS said there is no military solution to Libya's crisis and that Saudi Arabia is ready to play a role in Libya and help support a national initiative that represents all Libyans.