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International community against political consensus in Libya, says former official

Image of UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) conference [Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Wkipedia]
UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) conference [Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Wkipedia]

The former political adviser to the prime minister of Libya's National Salvation Government, Mohamed Hussein Omar, has played down the efforts led by the UN's new envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salameh, to support political consensus in Libya.

"These are all efforts to cover up the regional and international trend to break the will of the Libyan people, and impose a military option on it," Omar said in an interview with Quds Press.

"The international community, especially the United Nations, is not serious about looking for a political solution in Libya," Omar said, adding that the international community is focused on supporting the military operation led by Libya's retired Major General, Khalifa Haftar, and does not to want political consensus among the Libyans that would pave the way for a genuine democratic state.

He accused Italy, France, Egypt, the UAE and other actors of seeking to benefit from the situation in Libya to achieve its own interests in the country.

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