Libya’s Parliament President Crackdown on the EU sanctions and Fayez Sarraj

President of Libyan Parliament Aguila Saleh: the EU sanctions were aimed at my political isolation as I denied foreign intervention in Libya.

The head of Tobruq-based House of Representatives (HoR) Aguila Saleh complained that the EU sanctions, imposed on him in 2015 for obstructing the formation of unity government, came in a bid of his political isolation. A major cause for introducing sanctions, as he said, was his firm stance against foreign intervention.

According to Saleh’s statement, chairman of the Presidential Council Fayez Sarraj, who came to power as a result of that outside interference, would not be a candidate neither from the Parliament nor from the General National Congress.

“Sarraj was sent to the Libyans by the international community,” Aguila Saleh said, denying knowing Fayez Sarraj before the signing of Skhirat agreement.

He also claimed that 80 members of the HoR approve the Government of National Accord (GNA), however they step back because the GNA benefits from the armed groups and repeatedly failed in resolving the crises, that Libya has been long facing.


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