Al-Wattan Party has disclosed that it will boycott the Libyan political dialogue sponsored by the UN as long as Bernardino Leon stays in post.
The party said in a statement that the leaks published by the British newspaper, The Guardian, about the emails exchanged between Leon and the UAE’s Foreign Ministry leaves no doubt that he was biased since his very first day in the dialogue.
“Leon has intentionally strengthened the position of one party over the other which is contrary to the international treaties and conventions, let alone the considerable damage he caused to the reputation and reliability of the UN.” The statement reads.
For its part, the National Front Party urged the UN to set up an investigation into the leaked emails.
In a letter to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, the party expressed great concern about Leon’s new contract with the Emirates as the Director General of one of its diplomatic academies.
It called on the new UN envoy Martin Kobler to assume his position in no time and to sit with and listen to all parties especially the dissolved Tobruk HoR and the General National Congress as they speak out their takes on the draft.