Libya's PC denounces hostile UAE stance as it gives Haftar's forces media platform - The Libyan Report

Libya's PC denounces hostile UAE stance as it gives Haftar's forces media platform

The Libyan Presidential Council (PC) has denounced the "hostile stance" taken by the UAE toward Libya as it provided a media platform for the spokesman for Khalifa Haftar's forces Ahmed Al-Mismari, who held a presser in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

The PC added in a statement issued late on Saturday that Haftar's spokesman fired from Abu Dhabi a bunch of falsehoods and fallacies as well as words of hatred and provocation to turn Libyans on one another.

"This media platform allowed by UAE for Haftar's forces means a public endorsement and support for the attacking forces against the legitimacy of the UN-backed government and for the crimes committed by them against civilians in Tripoli and elsewhere in Libya. Let alone being a violation of the UN Security Council resolutions." The statement reads.

"It's a violation of Libya's sovereignty that Al-Mismari appeared in Abu Dhabi wearing a military outfit and firing fallacies against Libya and it's legitimate government and its people who oppose the military rule." It adds.

The statement also added that the PC expected the countries supporting Haftar to back down and return to legitimacy after seeing the attacking forces' failure to achieve any advances over the last five months of battle in southern Tripoli, but was surprised to see such a public support by the UAE to the parties destabilizing Libya.

Haftar's spokesman Ahmed Al-Mismari held Saturday a press conference in Abu Dhabi wearing a UAE military outfit and talked about holding positions in Tarhouna after heavy clashes on Saturday against the Libyan Army under the Presidential Council's command, reiterating Haftar's rejection to any political dialogue and that they insist on entering Tripoli by force. source