UK ambassador says Libyan leaders are failing their country
The ambassador of the United Kingdom (UK) to Libya, Caroline Hurndall, said that Libya’s leaders are failing their country, reiterating the need for real measures that show that those leaders are willing to put Libya’s interests first, rather than protecting their own.
Hurndall said in an interview with Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper that when those leaders fail to make progress, ordinary Libyans lose every day, reaffirming that after more than 10 years following their revolution, their country must be developed, benefiting from its enormous natural and human resources.
Hurndall stressed that the responsibility to uphold the arms embargo in Libya lies on every member state of the United Nations, adding that the UK expects all countries to do so, saying that rhe same applies to foreign fighters and mercenaries in the country, as their presence is also a violation of the arms embargo, and they should be removed without delay.
The UK ambassador to Libya rejected criticism pointed at her country's bias towards political Islamic parties, in Libya and the region, saying this was not true, adding that the UK wouldn't spread any particular ideology in Libya, but kept encouraging all parties to engage in political dialogue to find a way out of the current crisis.