Libya's PC deputy head asks US to end Egypt, Saudi Arabia's support for Haftar - The Libyan Report

Libya's PC deputy head asks US to end Egypt, Saudi Arabia's support for Haftar

The deputy head of the Libyan Presidential Council, Ahmed Mitig, has requested the US to exert pressure on its allies that are meddling in Libya by backing up Khalifa Haftar's attack on Tripoli and make them stay out of Libya.

"We urge the US administration to use its leverage to end the support provided by Egypt and Saudi Arabia to Haftar." Mitig told Fox News on Saturday.

Mitig is on a formal visit to Washington D.c., where he met with a number of senators, including Republican Lindsey Graham, and discussed the US policy toward Libya amid the offensive on the capital that was launched by Haftar on April 04 in an attempt to seize power.

"I'm going back to Libya's capital Tripoli with a message from the US that says the White House is in support and standing by the Government of National Accord as the only legitimate government in Libya." Mitig told reporters in Washington.

He also told Fox News in the interview that what his government wants from the US is not financial or military support, but political leadership.

Mitig reminded Fox News that the Presidential Council's commanded coalition of forces "Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous" cooperated with the US to defeat ISIS and that the Libyan Presidential Council's government cooperated with the US in oil production progress, political process and the preparations for elections in Libya.