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Parliamentary bloc: Salame forgot he is UN envoy and must be changed

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

BENGHAZI – Barqa (Cyrenaica) parliamentary bloc called on the House of Representatives (HoR) to ask the United Nations Secretary-General to change the UN envoy to Libya, Ghassan Salame, saying that he had exceeded “reality, events and time” during his briefing to the Security Council on Friday evening.

It also called on the presidency and members of HoR not to receive Salame or deal with him.

In a statement issued on Friday night, the bloc said that Salame “ignored, in his speech, the political agreement and rapprochement between HoR and the State Council on the one hand and calls for the healing of the Presidential Council of the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) on the other hand, and he did not respect the stipulated agreement.

“This is an evidence to encourage the exclusivity of the Libyan decision and the continuing deterioration of the political situation affecting the unity of Libya and the safety of its people,” the statement said.

“Salame refuses, through his positions and statements, electing a president for the State and rejects the production of a new presidential council and refuses to heal the current council,” it added.

“What exactly does Salame want, who is exercising power and forgetting that he is a UN envoy for support?”

The bloc pointed out that Salame “did not respect the victims who were killed in Tripoli just hours before his speech or the war of the Libyan National Army launched from Cyrenaica to Fezzan to cleanse it from terrorism and extremism eliminating prominent terrorist leaders required internationally.”

The bloc was surprised that Salame, during his briefing, “maximized the laying of the cornerstone of a police station and ignored the construction of 11 model security centers in the city of Benghazi and its environs, which were opened after being destroyed by terrorist groups. “This is selective and biased behavior of one party,” Barqa bloc added.

“The focus and insistence on an inclusive conference according to the vision of Salame without clear criteria for its members or its agenda or reference and the legitimacy of what results from it is a clear attempt to aggravate the situation and a jump on the Constitutional Declaration and the Political Agreement and legitimacy,” according to the statement.

The bloc considered that the United Nations and the international community were the cause of Libya’s ongoing crises and its divide. There has also been a project for the United Nations Mission in Libya, apart from the Libyans, ran counter to the interests of the country and the future of its people.

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