The Presidential Council rejected Tuesday what it called an "attempt to prevent" the High Council of State (HCS) from holding its regular session, while the Prime Minister of the Government of National Unity, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, assigned the Ministry of Defense to open an investigation into the incident.

The Head of the HCS, Khalid Al-Mishri, filed a complaint on Monday with the Attorney General against Dbiebah and ministers in his government, after a military force, which he said was "a militia affiliated with Dbeibha", encircled the HCS headquarters and prevented its members from holding the session.

The Presidential Council called in a statement on the relevant security services to protect and provide a safe environment for all with assurances of freedom of expression and the integrity of decision-making for political institutions within the framework of the constitutional declaration and the road map.

Dbeibah instructed the Ministry of Defense to "investigate to find out the real circumstances [of the HCS issue ] so as not to be drawn into allegations that may seem misleading from an interested party, rejecting the state of incitement and amplification of circumstances carried out by the same parties for the purpose of obstructing elections."