US, UK, Italy and France condemn armed groups’ clashes in Tripoli

US, UK, Italy and France condemn armed groups’ clashes in Tripoli

September 01, 2018 - 18:22
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The governments of France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States have strongly condemned in a joint statement the continued escalation of violence in and around Tripoli.

The governments said on Saturday that clashes in Tripoli caused many casualties and continue to endanger the lives of innocent civilians.

“We reiterate that the targeting of civilians and indiscriminate attacks are prohibited under International Humanitarian Law.” The statement reads.

The four countries said the armed groups’ attempts to weaken the legitimate Libyan authorities and hamper the course of the political process are not acceptable.

They urge armed groups to immediately cease all military actions and warn those who tamper with security in Tripoli or elsewhere in Libya that they will be held accountable for any such actions.

“We reaffirm our strong and continued support to the United Nations action plan as recalled by the President of Security Council on June 6th and by the SRSG Ghassan Salamé on July 16th.” The statement remarks.

The US, UK, France and Italy called on all Libya actors to refrain from any action that would jeopardize the political framework established by the UN-led mediation to which the international community is fully committed.