West 'risks helping political hijack of Libya's peace talks' - News Summed Up

West 'risks helping political hijack of Libya's peace talks'


Libya risks losing its final chance to find a peaceful solution to four years of deadlock because political parties backed by the west are plotting to hijack crucial talks, a former Libyan diplomat has told the UN. Salamé said Haftar, the head of the self-styled Libyan National Army, is committed to the political process. Salamé is hoping increased oil revenues, exhaustion at political infighting and UN support can persuade Libyans to accept the outcome of the elections. He was accused of ordering and participating in summary executions of prisoners in Benghazi, but remains at large. The Libyan National Army said this week it was dropping the arrest warrant against him, prompting the ICC to repeat its call for his arrest.


Source: Libya Today January 10, 2019 10:10 UTC



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