The UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, declared to Alnabaa TV on Friday, April 13, that he spoke with Khalifa Haftar for up to 10 minutes at his Paris hospital and discussed with him the current situations in Libya. Now Salame changed his mind and wants to cancel his statement. Alnabaa TV director, Walid Ellafi, tweeted on Sunday that the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) contacted Alnabaa newsroom and demanded them to retract Salame’s news about the 10-minute phone call with Haftar. Meanwhile, Khalifa Haftar’s fate remained uncertain on Sunday despite claims by his top aides that he would return to the country within 48 hours, starting from Saturday. To add spice to the speculations, Khalifa Haftar’s former political adviser, Mohamed Buisier, claimed that there are ongoing meetings in Paris, sponsored by France's external intelligence agency, to find a substitute to Khalifa Haftar.
Source: Libya Observer April 15, 2018 19:07 UTC