Haftar addressed NATO: ‘Are you ready to be involved in the Turkish conspiracies’?
TRIPOLI, (BM) – The General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA) in Benghazi issued a statement yesterday regarding the military intervention of a NATO country in the North African nation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing AMN.
The statement began: “today and more than ever, it is assured to everyone that Turkey, as a member of NATO, is using its membership to control and occupy Libya without the rest of the NATO countries having any interest in that.”
“We must point out to the NATO countries: are they ready today to be involved in a war to support Turkey in its conspiracies? They only serve its interests in a way that threatens the security and stability of Libya and the neighboring countries,” they continued.
The statement said, “The integrity, unity, and sovereignty of Libya is something that cannot be lost, and that the Libyan National Army, with all its strength and with the help of friends, will stand with full force against the endeavors to occupy our land and we will defend our homeland in the face of the occupying Turkish enemy who seeks to strike the stability of Libya and the region.”
It also noted, “After the national army restored its deployment and its response to international calls and the entry of the Al-Wefaq militia, mercenaries, and Erdogan terrorists to some cities in the Libyan West, they committed killings, executions, destruction, vandalism, and theft.”
The statement concluded by saying: “Today we say to our great people … that your national army works with all force and determination to restore security and stability in all of Libya in cooperation and coordination with its international and regional friends and the United Nations.”
Libyan civil war
In Libya, armed clashes are currently taking place between supporters of different leaders. The country is led by the Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Prime Minister Fayez Saraj, the “eastern government” led by Abdullah Abdurrahaman at-Thani.
The eastern government is supported by the commander of the Libyan National Army, Khalifa Haftar.
Recall that January 13 in Moscow, negotiations were held between the heads of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Khalif Haftar and the Government of National Accord (GNA) Faiz Sarraj. Also present were members of the Foreign Ministries of Russia and Turkey.
On the meeting the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has notified Russia about the conditions for continuing negotiations on the signing of a peace agreement in Libya.
According to the requirements of Haftar, the militias operating in Libya are required to surrender weapons in the period from 45 to 90 days. This process should be controlled by a special commission created by the LNA together with the UN
Haftar also refused to recognize Turkey as an intermediary in resolving the situation in Libya, since the Turkish side is not neutral and supports the Government of National Accord (GNA).
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