The Address | Benghazi – Libya
Libyan National Army commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar vowed that LNA forces will continue their operation in Tripoli until armed groups lay down their weapons.
Political negotiations cannot be resumed as long as the gunmen hold on to their arms, Field Marshal Haftar told France’s Le Journal du Dimanche.
He explained that he had commanded his troops to march on the capital after six rounds of negotiations ended in failure.
Head of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez al-Sarraj, he added, is incapable of making decisions because he is controlled by the gunmen.
“During the last round of talks, I realized that it was not him who was taking decisions,” Field Marshal Haftar remarked.
“The political solution remains the main goal, but returning to politics must be preceded with the elimination of gunmen once and for all,” he stressed.