Libyan Defense Ministry rejects political solutions that include Haftar

Libyan Defense Ministry rejects political solutions that include Haftar

September 20, 2020 - 20:03
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Libyan Defense Minister Salah Al-Namroush said they were open to any political dialogue that doesn't include "warlord Khalifa Haftar after all of the massacres and destruction he had committed in his aggression on Tripoli".

Al-Namroush added that Volcano of Rage Operation forces should be represented in any upcoming political dialogues as they had defended the Libyan state against the aggressors.

These remarks come after the member of the Presidential Council Ahmed Mitig had agreed with Haftar's representatives, including his son Khalid, to reopen oil in a controversial deal.

Meanwhile, The Sirte-Jufra Operations Room confirmed that it operates under the command of the Chief Commander of the Libyan Army of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Sarraj and it implements the orders of the Defense Ministry and the General Staff.

The room rejected Sunday in a statement plunging it in political disputes and personal feuds by political bodies or regional entities.

The room also said its forces’ sacrifices won’t be a bargaining chip for political disputes and gains, calling for protection of the state of Libya and for fulfilling the promises made to the martyrs who sacrificed for a civilian, democratic country.

The commander of western military zone Osama Juweili also rejected earlier the deal and said it would end up a failure.