Friday, October 22, 2021

Foreign forces in Libya threaten peace and LPDF outcomes, says LNA Spox

Foreign forces in Libya threaten peace and LPDF outcomes, says LNA Spox

Spokesman of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Major General Ahmed al-Mismari, confirmed that the presence of mercenaries and foreign forces in Libya threatens peace, security, and the outcomes of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), warning of the possibility of using them to carry out a military escalation if the Muslim Brotherhood Group loses the upcoming elections.

Mismari stressed in press statements that LNA General Command supports holding elections on December 24 and already welcomed the outcomes of LPDF in Geneva, during which a new executive authority was formed in the country, adding that LNA Command had called on the Libyan people to register in the elections “because our mission lies in getting the people to the ballot box in a safe and fair manner.”

LNA Spokesman indicated that they welcomed the outcomes of the Libyan 5+5 Joint Military Committee (JMC), which called for the withdrawal of foreign forces and the abolition of all military agreements.

He affirmed LNA General Command’s “support for dissolving the armed militias, which are Libya’s first crisis due to their spread in the country, representing a major challenge.”

The spokesman also stressed on the need for the militias issue to be resolved so that a comprehensive and complete settlement is reached, calling on all political bodies to implement and respect the decisions of 5+5 JMC because “it sees with a comprehensive security and political eye.”

Al-Mismari also stressed the necessity of not excluding any Libyan from running for the upcoming elections with ease, pointing out the importance of an international monitoring of the electoral process, and the elections must be direct from the people to be free and fair.