US demands Haftar stop his offensive on Tripoli
The United States is deeply concerned about fighting near Tripoli.
“We have made clear that we oppose the military offensive by Khalifa Haftar’s forces and urge the immediate halt to these military operations against the Libyan capital.” The US Department of State said in a statement on Monday.
It added that forces should return to status quo ante positions. All involved parties have a responsibility to urgently de-escalate the situation, as the UN Security Council and G7 ministers emphasized on April 5.
“This unilateral military campaign against Tripoli is endangering civilians and undermining prospects for a better future for all Libyans.” It added.
The statement says there is no military solution to the Libya conflict.
“This is why the United States continues to press Libyan leaders, together with our international partners, to return to political negotiations mediated by UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan Salame.” the statement reads.
It explains that a political solution is the only way to unify the country and provide a plan for security, stability, and prosperity for all Libyans.
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