UK says Libyan parties “need to compromise”

UK says Libyan parties “need to compromise”

“Libyan parties need to compromise and agree a pathway to achieve parliamentary and presidential elections,” British Ambassador to the U.N. Barbara Woodward told the Security Council in a Libya briefing on Monday.

Woodward expressed her country’s concern about the recent violence in Tripoli and Misrata, and called for de-escalation.

“Preservation of peace has been one of the successes of the past two years,” she said. “There needs to be de-escalation to ensure this relative peace continues.”

“The UK reaffirms its readiness to work with Libya and all international partners on a constructive way forward, both on the ground in Libya and in the Council,” she concluded.