Members of the East Libya-based parliament on Monday rejected an attempted coup by the warlord Khalifa Haftar. This came in a statement issued by 11 prominent members of the Tobruk-based parliament in which they stressed support to a peace initiative proposed by its speaker Aguila Saleh.
The Civilian Forces Movement has called on the Presidential Council, the House of Representatives, the High Council of State, and all security and military forces to forge a unified voice against any dialogue before ending the offensive against the capital and defeating the aggressors.
The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, has announced that she had received information about the identity of those responsible for the kidnapping of the parliament member, Seham Sergiwa, who disappeared on 17 July 2019.
US Ambassador ,Richard Norland, and Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR) head, Ageela Saleh, spoke last Thursday (1 May) and agreed on the ‘‘importance of respect for democratic processes and the need to avoid individual attempts to unilaterally dictate Libya’s political future using armed force’’, the US Embassy Tripoli reported.
Eastern Libya-based renegade General Khalifa Haftar announced a truce upon the “command of Russia” as he suffered great loses against the UN-recognised Libyan government, according to pro-Haftar parliament speaker.
HoR Speaker says his political initiative is drafted by Russia, warns of imminent defeat in south Tripoli
The Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Aqila Saleh said his political roadmap, which he announced on last Monday, was drafted by Russian experts working with HoR members in Libya.
The internationally recognized government of Libya, based in Tripoli and led by Faiez Serraj, continued its outreach with an olive branch to House of Representatives (HoR) members still aligned with HoR head Ageela Saleh and Khalifa Hafter.
The Acting head of UNSMIL, Stephanie Williams, has welcomed the eight-point political initiative proposed by Libya’s House of Representatives (HoR) head Ageela Saleh. Williams called it a ‘‘positive’’ sign as she considered it an ‘‘all-inclusive…call for the return to political dialogue (as opposed to the current fighting) within the framework …
The House of Representatives (HoR) in Tripoli has accused the European Union (EU) of working to enable Khalifa Haftar in Libya by dubious ways, commenting on the new naval mission in the Mediterranean, Operation IRINI.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Thursday, a German government spokesman said in a statement, urging him to move quickly towards signing a ceasefire, Reuters reports.