The head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, accused Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah of "harassing" the HCS and preventing the elections within the council to go ahead in a televised statement broadcast on the HCS Facebook page on Thursday.

Al-Mishri made his remarks days after a group of HCS members were barred from leaving the country.

He warned that any "reckless" action by the PM towards any member of the HCS or its president will lead to chaos and undesired consequences.

According to Al-Mishri, the Internal Security Agency of Dbeibah's government summoned members of the HCS before the voting session on what was presumably a road map to elections, insisting that Dbeibah was behind this course of action.

He accused Dbeibah of giving the illusion that he is a man of peace while doing the exact opposite. "He is the one generating the wars to remain in office and spend money without accountability or oversight," Al-Mishri said.

"Conspiracies and threats will not intimidate us, and nothing will stop us from achieving elections and changing the present authorities."

The HCS head had addressed the Public Prosecutor to open an investigation into stopping the HCS members at the Mitiga International Airport, accusing the head of the Internal Security Agency of issuing the relevant instructions.