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Libya's Sarraj attacks Arab League over Haftar

Prime Minister of the Libyan government, Fayez Al-Sarraj Anadolu Agency

Fayez Al-Sarraj, Head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA), expressed his uneasiness about the Arab League "inability" to hold a session to discuss the aggression launched by Khalifa Haftar on the capital, Tripoli.

This came in statements Al-Sarraj made on Monday, during his meeting with delegates and ambassadors of the Arab Group at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, on the sidelines of his participation in the work of the 43rd session of the Council.

Al-Sarraj said: "We have been pained by the position of the Arab League, which has been unable to hold a meeting at the delegate level to discuss the aggression launched against an Arab capital, and we protest against that, while (the Arab League) rushed to hold sessions on issues less severe and important than the Libyan crisis."

He added: "But we are confident that many of the brothers are keen to achieve stability in Libya, and they will take a fair and effective stance."

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Al-Sarraj explained that he was keen to meet with officials from brotherly countries to talk frankly about the aspects of the Libyan crisis, "which constitutes part of an often plagued Arab scene that necessitates crystallising an effective Arab position aimed to face it."

He continued: "It is time for the countries that supported the aggression (he did not name any party) to realise that the bet on rebels who ignited the war is a losing one, and there is no point in it beyond prolonging the war, killing more Libyan youth, and destroying the infrastructure."

There was no comment from the League of Arab States on what was reported by the President of the Libyan Presidential Council.

It is worth mentioning that Haftar's forces are violating the ceasefire daily by launching attacks on Tripoli (west), the headquarters of the internationally GNA, as part of an ongoing military operation since 4 April 2019, to control the capital.

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