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Is Al-Mesmary trying to mix cards in Libya?

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LIBYAPROSPECT – Editorial

The spokesperson of the army of the House of Representatives (HoR), Ahmed Al-Mesmary, said, a few days ago, that the military that led by General Khalifa Haftar had decided to give a chance for the Libyan politicians to solve the problem of political division in the country.

Al-Mesmary added that if the politicians can not come to a solution within six months, Haftar’s army would intervene by force to control the country.

The statement of Al-Mesmary had provoked angry reactions amongst many HoR members including many who support Haftar.

In the same context, Haftar met leaders of the tribes on the eastern side of Libya, at the end of last month, and said that he would intervene very soon to solve the crises that affect the Libyan citizens’ lives.

From his side, the member of the HoR, Zeyad Dughaim, called for clarifying the warning of Al-Mesmary. He raised a question about who did Al-Mesmary meant by his warning. He added that if the army can solve the problem, then why does it wait for months.

In another context, Al-Mesmary had alleged that he had evidence that the State of Qatar supports terrorists since 2014.

Al-Mesmary said in a press conference in Cairo that Qatari intervention in Libya s clear for everyone, adding that documents are proving that Qatar had financed terrorists in Libya.

One can see that Al-Mesmary is trying to mix the cards of the game in Libya because he talked about Haftar’s army’s threats to intervene and control Libya then he talked about Qatari supports. Al-Mesmary attempts to say that the biggest problem in Libya is Qatar. He tried to hide the UAE’s support to Haftar by violating the arms embargo on Libya.

Observers say that Al-Mesmary wants to give false pieces of evidence that Qatar supports terrorism in many countries including Libya; while the world was convinced that Qatar is not supporting terrorism.

It is worth mentioning that the Interim Government affiliated with the HoR, which supports Haftar, had announced that it had cut its diplomatic relations with Qatar.

On the other hand, the Presidential Council (PC) of the Government of National Accord (GNA) that led by Fayez Al-Sarraj, which is backed by the UN, announced, last month, that it won’t cut its relations with Qatar, praising the support of Qatar to the Libyans since the start of the Libyan revolution in 2011.