Presidential Council member: Haftar started the war, we will end it

Presidential Council member: Haftar started the war, we will end it

April 23, 2019 - 20:22
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The member of the Presidential Council Mohammed Amari said if "warlord Khalifa Haftar" has set the date of the beginning of the war on Tripoli, then the "Government of National Accord" will set the date of its end.

"We're going to send envoys to 17 countries around the world to convey our perspective of the war in Tripoli that has been started by Haftar." Amari said, adding that UN envoy Ghassan Salame should reveal what he said in his last briefing at the UN Security Council.

"Nonetheless, our government knows all the details of Salame's briefing." He added.

He indicated that Salame wasn't up to the level of the current crisis in Libya and did not do his job as he is supposed to do.

"The Presidential Council wants Salame to convey the messages gives the UNSMIL to the public clearly and transparently." Amari added.

He also said that Salame gave opinions to several Tripoli officials whether they agree to political deal or face a military operation by Haftar in the capital, adding that the UNSMIL's reaction to the attack in Tripoli was disappointing.

"We have also given an ultimatum to Tarhouna city to withdraw their fighters from Haftar's forces." He added.

Amari explained that Haftar's forces are part of a regional strategy backed by the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia aiming to topple Arab revolutions.