Sayala to UNSC: Haftar's forces must withdraw from Tripoli without preconditions

Sayala to UNSC: Haftar's forces must withdraw from Tripoli without preconditions

November 19, 2019 - 20:37
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Foreign Minister Mohammed Sayala called in his address at the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the withdrawal of Khalifa Haftar's forces to their pre-April positions without preconditions.

Sayala added on Monday that the ceasefire is very significant but after the withdrawal of Haftar's forces, saying the halt of hostilities can be monitored by a UN mission that could be formed by a Security Council resolution.

He also asked the UNSC to ensure the countries involved in Libya's conflict halt their actions that could get in the way of local and international efforts to resolve the conflict.

He renewed the call on International Criminal Court and UN sanctions committee to hold Haftar accountable for crimes against civilians and infrastructure in Tripoli and its suburbs.

" in Wadi Rabea in southern Tripoli caused deaths and injuries and it was committed by terrorists loyal to Haftar." Sayala said, adding that the continuation of Haftar's offensive on Tripoli is linked to the silence of the international community.

He called on the Security Council to take a unified and firm stance against the offensive on Tripoli, saying the Presidential Council's government won't sit idly by and watch the legitimate government institutions are being targeted as all its response actions are as per the legitimacy and state laws.