Libya’s internationally recognized government, has denounced the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is the threats of military intervention, saying his the comments were similar to ” beat the drums of war “.
El-Sisi warned Saturday, forces loyal to the Government of National reconciliation (GNA), based in Tripoli not to go through the current front line between them and forces loyal to renegade commander, Khalifa Haftar, including the Cairo back.
The Egyptian president, who has visited an air base in Matrouh near the Libyan border, has hinted at the possibility of sending ” external military missions if necessary “, adding that ” any direct intervention in Libya has already become legitimate at the international level “.
Abdurrahman Shater, a member of the GNA-allied Libyan High Council of State, said that his country’s security and democracy are in danger since el-Sisi, insisted on the implementation of the military troops as the Libyan people have not accepted this.
“Take your hands off us, not to repeat the tragedy in Yemen,” he tweeted.
Shater also said that Egypt intervened in the internal affairs of Libya for four years.
كلمة السيسي امام حشد من جيشه على مقربة من الحدود قرع لطبول الحرب
مصر تدخلت طيلة 4 سنوات نكرها وإدعى حرصه على أمن #ليبيا .
أمن ليبيا في خطر منذ اصراركم على تقويض الديمقراطية و تنصيب عسكري رفضنا سيده و أسقطناه.
ارفعوا أيديكم عنا.
و لا تكرروا ماساتكم في اليمن.
— Abdurrahman Shater (@alshater1939) June 20, 2020
Translation: El-Sisi speech in front of a crowd of his army near the border is to beat the drums of war. Egypt intervened for four years, he denied it and affirmed that his concern for Libya’s security. In libya, the security has been in danger since Egypt’s insistence on undermining democracy and the installation of a military of which the master we have already rejected and brought back. Take your hands off of us. And do not repeat your tragedy in Yemen.
El-Sissi told his army to ” be ready to carry out any mission inside our borders, or, if necessary, outside of our borders “.
“Sirte, and Jufra are a red line,” he says.
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Forces loyal to the RNG, which is chaired by the Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, are the engine of Haftar, the so-called Libyan National Army (LNA) from large swathes of territory in the west of the country, as well as strategic towns near the capital, Tripoli.
GNA forces have launched a campaign moving towards the east, the capture of the Mediterranean, the city of Sirte, forces loyal to Haftar, who has been forced to offer a cease-fire after facing a series of setbacks in recent weeks.
The cease-fire, supported by Cairo, has been rejected by the GNA and its ally Ankara, who, on Saturday, has demanded that the LNA withdraw from Sirte.
The Egyptian president stressed that ” any direct interference of Egypt [in Libya] has now acquired an international legitimacy with the right of self-defence or at the request of the only legitimate, elected authority in Libya, which is the House of Representatives [Tobruk]. ”
With Turkish support, the GNA has reversed a 14-month assault on the capital by forces loyal to Haftar, who is backed by Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt.
Both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have expressed their support for the Egyptian president statements.
“Saudi Arabia stands and supports Egypt over the right to protect its borders and people,” Saudi Arabia, the official news agency said in a statement.
In addition, the united arab EMIRATES ministry of foreign affairs has said that he supports all actions by Egypt to ensure its stability and security.
The LNA still controls the east and the south of Libya, including most of the countries, petroleum facilities, and the city of Sirte, in the center of a recent military escalation.