June 2022

Russia abstains on UN inspection mission vote over Libya

June 05, 2022 - 06:04
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Russia has abstained from voting on a Security Council resolution seeking to renew an inspection mission on the high seas off the Libyan coast aimed at supporting the UN arms embargo on Libya.

The Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vassily Nebenzia, said that his country had hoped that this mechanism would contribute to reducing the illicit trade in arms and promoting a political settlement of the Libyan conflict, "which never happened," as he put it.

Al-Mishri: Tripoli is Libya’s capital, Sirte is neither secure nor unbiased

June 04, 2022 - 21:44
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Head of the High Council of State, Khalid Al-Mishri, said any way out of the current crisis must go through the correct channels in order to be immune to appeal, adding that the political impasse is caused by fundamental and real issues among the parties.

Al-Mishri explained in an interview on TRT Arabic that the Libyan law prohibits military officers from working in politics, rejecting fitting the law to suit a certain person.

Haftar's defence withdraws from case in Virginia court

June 04, 2022 - 14:37
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The legal team representing Khalifa Haftar, who is being sued in US courts for alleged war crimes, has withdrawn from one of the cases brought against him by Libyan families, the Libyan American Alliance group has confirmed.

According to the bloc, Khalifa Haftar's defence team sent a letter to Judge Leonie Brinkema requesting their exemption from representing Haftar on the grounds that he was not communicating or cooperating with them and for evading paying lawyers’ fees.

Italian fishers approached by Libyan patrol get support from Italian navy

June 04, 2022 - 14:30
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

An Italian vessel intervened to support two Italian fishing boats on Thursday that were sailing in international waters north of Benghazi after a Libyan patrol approached them, Nova agency has reported.

Italy's defence ministry said the frigate (Grecale) acted after receiving a distress call from the Italian fishermen.

The vessel, affiliated to the Italian navy, contacted the Libyan patrol and insisted that the two fishing boats were outside the borders of the fisheries protection zone declared by the Libyan side.

Qatar: Solution to Libyan crisis comes through national dialogue

June 04, 2022 - 14:14
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said that the only solution to the Libyan crisis is a Libyan national dialogue that would lead to a political agreement.

In a phone call with Foreign Minister Najla Al-Manqoush, the top Qatari diplomat said a political agreement would pave the way for permanent stability through parliamentary and presidential elections.