UNSMIL about to hit the wall as Misrata brigades set preconditions for approval of political agreement

UNSMIL about to hit the wall as Misrata brigades set preconditions for approval of political agreement

February 03, 2016 - 12:24
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Military council chief Ibrahim Ben Rajab reading the statement on Arraed TV

Pro-Misrata Municipality armed brigades vowed on Tuesday support to the political dialogue and a government of national concord.

In a statement read by chief of the city's military council Ibrahim Ben Rajab, the brigades gave conditional approval to the Libyan political agreement signed in Skhirat in December.

"Misrata's revolutionaries support the consensual political project which will lead us to forming a government of concord on the condition that the controversial figures are excluded, which would guarantee our legal rights," the statement reads, in a clear reference to reneged General Khalifa Haftar.

The statement does not represent Anti-Skhirat agreement brigades in Misrata, sources from the city said.

In the eastern camp, where the renegade General Haftar has influence, Tobruk parliament also set preconditions to approve the political agreement, making it very clear that Khalifa Haftar must have a role in the government of concord.