LIBYAPROSPECT – Aya Khalil
A member in the House of Representatives (HoR) said that if the HoR failed to vote on the Political Agreement signed in Skhirat in its scheduled session this week, the first deputy chief, Emhmd Shuaib, will invite the pro-agreement members to convene in any other Libyan city.
The member representing Tobruk in the HoR added that HoR members convening under Shuaib will be correct and their legitimacy will stem from the agreement not elections.
The European Union’s committee to follow up developments in Libya will convene this week in Brussels to decide on sanctions on the chief of the General National Congress (GNC), the chief of the affiliated government, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, the retired General Khalifa Haftar, and the chief of staff, Abdulrazek Al-Nadhouri, in addition to other persons hindering the Political Agreement, the member uncovered.
He added that America pushes the European countries to start air strikes against the Islamic State group (IS) in Sirte, but Italy and France are waiting till the Government of National Accord (GNA) is endorsed to ask it for a political cover for the strikes.
The Deputy Prime Minister of the GNA, Ali Al-Qatrany, are trying to fail the HoR session planned to endorse the Political Agreement, as a constitutional amendment.
The HoR chief, Ageela Saleh, is believed to support such efforts in fear of losing his post in the session, he elaborated.
Haftar refused, in his meeting with the United Nations special envoy, Martin Kobler, the 8th article concerning powers of the chief of the Presidency Council of the GNA. He said that it is a roadblock in his way to fight terrorism.
In his meeting with notables of the east in Al-Marj, Haftar accused Kobler of accelerating the announcement of the GNA before Libyans reach consensus. He added that the talks that will generate the government must be Libyan-Libyan without foreign guardianship.
The chief of Presidency Council of the GNA, Fayez Al-Sarraj, and his deputy, Moussa Al-Koni, will hold bilateral talks in Algeria with the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister to gain support for the GNA.