Presidential Council could be moving to probe Al-Mijibri

Presidential Council could be moving to probe Al-Mijibri

August 10, 2017 - 21:58
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Sources from the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council (PC) said there are efforts from the inside that are aiming at probing the PC member Fathi Al-Mijibri and referring him to the Attorney General over his statement to a pro-Khalifa Haftar local TV channel.

Al-Mijibri threatened in his statements to escalate the tension regarding the presence of the Italian vessels in the Libyan waters, accusing the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj, of treason.

He also gave him three days to correct what he described the violation of Libya’s sovereignty by Italy through the agreement he made with the Italian government.

Al-Mijibri - a staunch loyalist to Haftar - implied in his statement that Qatar had funded the sending process of Italian vessels to Libyan waters, adding that the agreement made by Al-Sirraj holds Libya responsible for the costs of the mission.

According to the sources, Italian stakeholders are dismayed by Al-Mijibri's statements although no Italian official stance has been made yet.

Meanwhile, the member of the Presidential Council, Mohammed Al-Emmari, denounced the "misleading media campaign" that is presenting the Libyan-Italian deal as a violation of the Libyan sovereignty.

Relatedly, a Libyan journalist named Abdelsalam Al-Rajihi sent a letter to the Head of the Libyan Administrative Control Authority calling for probing Al-Mijibri over his anti-Al-Sirraj statements, which he made on Al-Hadath TV, where he urged military personnel to mutiny over the orders of the civilian leadership.

The journalist described Al-Mijibri's statements as a violation of the constitutional declaration, political agreement, and the civilian status of the state, calling for militarizing the country.