The Address | Benghazi – Libya
TOBRUK – The Foreign Affairs Committee of Libya’s House of Representatives expressed concern about reports of military build-up around Sirte and incitement to attack the city.
The Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) and its state backer Turkey have been threatening to attack the coastal cities of Sirte and Jufra despite strong objections from the international community.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the House Committee expressed its grave concern that “the city’s population of more than one hundred thousand people may be exposed to a major humanitarian crisis as a result of an attack on the city, in addition to the possibility of severe damage to its infrastructure and facilities.”
The House Committee called for “adherence to the political solution and the initiative of the Speaker of the Libyan Parliament as the only solution to the current crisis, and its rejection of military solutions,” ” stressing at the same time upon “the need to quickly reach a mechanism for distributing oil revenues fairly and transparently, which will open the door for the return of oil exports and for the benefit of all Libyans, and that the military escalation in the region will hinder that.”
The Committee also warned that any attack on Sirte or Jufra will drag the country into a “long and bloody war”, which will have “dangerous repercussions on the countries of the region.”