The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Interim Government of the House of Representatives in east Libya, Mohammed Al-Dairi, said that the resignation, which he submitted on the March 4 has not been accepted to this day.

In a press statement, Al-Dairi clarified that his resignation was because of “the interference of Prime Minister Abdullah Al-Thani in my duties”, explaining that decisions regarding the ministry including the appointments and dismissals were taken by Al-Thani without consulting him.

Al-Dairi called Al-Thani to forward the letter of resignation to the House of Representatives, putting the blame on Al-Thani for “procrastinating on accepting the resignation so he can find an alternative, to make it look, as a ministerial reshuffle process, rather than a resignation.”