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Former UN Ambassador: Efforts to appoint Jeffrey Feltman as advisor for UNSMIL

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NEW YORK – Former Libyan Ambassador to the UN, Ibrahim Dabbashi said that he was told by several diplomats in the UN Security Council and the UN General Secretariat that vigorous efforts are underway to appoint Jeffrey Feltman as an advisor for Ghassan Salamé, to be responsible for Libyan dialogue in the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

“Feltman was recently Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, responsible for the United Nations Support Mission in Libya, and directed the Special Representatives of the Secretary-General. He has successfully guided them to serve the British and US policies in the region that is based on sustaining chaos in Libya and delaying solutions.” Dabbashi added in a Facebook post today.

Ibrahim Dabbashi: Former Libyan Permanent Representative to the United Nations

“The return of Feltman to the Libyan file and his acceptance to work under Salamé shows that there is an American-British-Italian plan to exclude elections and to deny the principles of democracy and return to square one by organizing a dialogue between the Libyans they choose whatever they wish. Their dialogue will continue for as long as possible under the pretext of achieving a consensus they know is impossible.” He said.

Ibrahim Dabbashi also expected that if Feltman was to be appointed, his role would focus on “stopping the efforts of Salamé, which began to focus on the root of the issue in Libya represented in the security aspect, by activating the regular security services and restraining armed groups in Tripoli.”

Jeffrey Feltman has served as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs and served as US Ambassador to Lebanon between 2004 and 2008.

During the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Feltman volunteered to serve in the Coalition Provisional Authority office in Erbil, northern Iraq, in 2004. In addition to his work in Iraq, he worked at the US Consulate General in Jerusalem.

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