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GNA Calls on US for Help with Haftar

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Ahmed Mitig, deputy head of the Libyan Presidential Council, has called on the US to exert pressure on its allies to stop supporting the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Khalifa Haftar.

“We urge the US administration to use its leverage to end the support provided by Egypt and Saudi Arabia to Haftar.” Mitig said on Fox News.

Mitig is on a formal visit to Washington D.C., where he met with a number of senators, including Republican Lindsey Graham, and discussed the US policy toward Libya amid the offensive on the capital that was launched by Haftar on April 04 in an attempt to seize power.

“I’m going back to Libya’s capital Tripoli with a message from the US that says the White House is in support and standing by the Government of National Accord as the only legitimate government in Libya,” Mitig told reporters in Washington.