US Ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland urged on Wednesday all Libyan parties to de-escalate the tense security situation in Tripoli or elsewhere in Libya.

“Now is not the time for unilateral actions or armed deployments that risk escalation and unintended consequences detrimental to the security and safety of Libyans”, Norland said in a statement.

He also reiterated the United Nations Support Mission (UNSMIL)’s call for disagreements on emerging political or military matters to be resolved without resorting to violence, according to the statement.