High Council of State condemns Egypt’s “blatant intervention” in Libya

High Council of State session in Tripoli. [Photo: Internet]
The High Council of State (HCS) has condemned “blatant intervention by Egypt in Libya” after it had claimed that the only legitimate elected body in the country us the House of Representatives and that it is the only one that can devise a way out of the conflict.

The HCS said on Tuesday that Egypt’s statement was detached from reality and a violation of the UN resolutions that abide all countries to recognize the UN-backed Government of National Accord as the only legitimate body in Libya.

“The Tobruk-based House of Representatives is annulled by the Constitutional Division at the Supreme Court and only the HoR in Tripoli is legitimate as it takes its legitimacy from the GNA and the Skhirat-signed Political Agreement.” The HCS said.

The High Council of State also rejected the Egyptian statements that went as far as intervening in how to distribute Libya’s wealth and how Libya should spend its revenues.

The HCS called on Egypt to commit to the UN Security Council resolutions by ceasing arms’ supplies to some parties in Libya, calling on the GNA to take a firm stance regarding Egypt’s intervention in the country.

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