Qatar declines HoR accusations of sponsoring attack on oil terminals

  • Libyan Express |
  • Tuesday 7 March 2017

The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed strong condemnation and rejection of allegations about Qatar’s involvement in the internal conflicts between the Libyan parties.

An official source at the Ministry said the statement issued by a number of members of the Libyan Tobruk-based House of Representatives about the military escalation in the Libyan oil ports is completely and absolutely baseless and contained misleading allegations that are contrary to the fundamentals and the policy of Qatar towards the brotherly Libyan state and all countries of the world.

HoR members accused Qatar and Turkey of sponsoring the Benghazi Defence Brigades forces in their attack on Operation Dignity forces of Khalifa Haftar at the oil crescent region in eastern Libya.

Turkey has also denied the allegations and slammed HoR members as detached from reality.

The source affirmed, in a press statement, that these claims are rejected and surprising, and not helping to consolidate the fraternal ties and relations between the two countries.

“Some parties are hindering attempts to resolve the Libyan crisis through peaceful means for realising military gains. It is unacceptable that Qatar bears the results of this behaviour which is contrary to the aspirations of the brotherly Libyan people,” the source added.

Qatar was at the forefront of countries that have supported the Libyan people since the outbreak of the revolution in 2011.


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