UN continues pressure on rival governments in Libya to accept UN plan
The new head of the UN support mission in LIbya, Martin Kobler, continues to push for the two rival Libyan governments to approve the same Libyan Political Agreement(LPA) as his predecessor Bernardino Leon had previously failed to have approved.
|Since Kobler took over on November 17, he has pressured the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR) based in Tobruk in the east and the rival General National Congress(GNC) in Tripoli to both sign the agreement. He has had no more luck than Leon did so far. Kobler insists the text of the LPA and the names of those suggested as senior members of the Government of National Accord(GNA) not be changed. Both parliaments want changes. So far neither parliament has approved the UN plan although Kobler insists that majorities in both parliaments approve the LPA. This has never been tested by a vote.|
This ‘‘spoiler’’ minority in the HoR is believed to represent the president of the HoR, Ageela Salah, and members supported and in support of retired General Hafter.....This is believed to be the very same group of minority HoR members who recently met their minority counterparts from the GNC in Tunis and proposed a new and alternative Libyan-Libyan political agreement.This is biased reporting, showing the Herald supports the Kobler line. Those opposing the LPA are called by the negative term "spoilers." The other aspect of the situation is the 92 members of the HoR who signed a statement supporting the LPA did so with two provisions, one being Hafter stay on as commander of chief of the Libyan National Army — a provision in direct contradiction to the present LPA and completely unacceptable to the rival government and many others as well. Kobler applauded the statement by the 92 members in spite of the fact that their position actually rejects the LPA as it is. Those who propose the Libya-Libya agreement could hardly be Haftar supporters. Haftar supporters reject the whole idea that the GNC has any legitimacy. They would never talk with them and even less would they agree to a committee that has equal numbers from each government to choose members of an interim government. This skewed reporting is perhaps just another ploy to support the Kobler LPA while ignoring reality.
A statement by the ambassadors and special envoys of Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the US, along with the head of the EU delegation, came after Libya's rival parliaments announced a deal of their own that was reached without UN participation.The reporting by the Daily Mail here is not accurate. The two parliaments did not announce a deal of their own it was announced by a group representing members of both parliaments. The deal has not been approved by either parliament.
1- To admit to the existence of terrorism (in Libya) and pledge to fighting it.2- To admit that what is happening in Benghazi is a war against terrorism undertaken by the Libyan army.3- To recognize that the military institution related to the HoR is a professional one and its legitimacy is unquestionable.4- To adhere to stopping the support of what is called Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (BRSC) by all means politically, financially and militarily.