The Libyan new Prime Minister, Fathi Bashagha, said he was surprised by dangerous military escalation carried out by the outgoing government of Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh, upon the former’s arrival in Tripoli to commence work from the capital.
“Despite our peaceful entry to Tripoli, without use of violence and force of arms, and our reception by honorable people of Tripoli, we were surprised by dangerous military escalation carried out by armed groups affiliated with the outgoing government,” Bashagha tweeted.
“Endangering civilians safety is crime punishable by law. We cannot contribute to tampering with Tripoli’s security. We came with peace, for peace, wisdom and national interest priority. We defused strife and did not accept keeping pace with outlaws, exposing civilians to danger,” he explained.
Bashagha pointed out that the outgoing government’s hysterical behavior and its confrontation to peace with violence and weapons is conclusive evidence that it is nationally and morally failed and does not have any credibility to hold fair and transparent elections.
“We are not seeking authority, but rather determined to build democratic civil state with elected authority, state governed by law, not governed by logic of violence and chaos sponsored by the outgoing government,” the new Prime Minister added.