UN not yet considering sanctions against any Libyans
Martin Kobler, the Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) in Libya said the UN is not yet looking at sanctions against those the UN views as sabotaging the peace process.
|The UN may not be looking at sanctions because it cannot guarantee the sanctions it suggests would be approved by the UN, as China or Russia could veto the suggestions, as has happened before.|
Amendments to the LPA could only be made by the HoR acting “in consensus” with the planned State Council, he said. But “the State Council does not yet exist,” he stated. Although not saying so in as many words, he indicated that the only way that the deal could be changed was for the HoR to first vote for it it in its entirety.Kobler called on the HoR to sign the agreement but noted this could not happen until the Presidency Council of the GNA submitted a new list of names for the Government of National Accord. The HoR had rejected the 32 member list previously submitted as too large.
All powers of the senior military, civil and security posts stipulated in the Libyan legislations and laws in force shall be transferred to the Presidency Council of the Council of Ministers immediately upon signing this Agreement.
In a statement released late Monday and signed by Dialogue Committee head Salah Makhzoum, the GNC signatories referred to article 60 of the LPA which stipulates that all sides cannot take any actions or decisions contrary to the LPA. The statement said that the LPA must be accepted as a complete package and any rejection of any of its parts would be contrary to the agreement and to the UNSC Resolution 2259.The group said such an amendment would be a threat to the whole LPA. Somehow the group failed to notice that section in the additional provisions has already been violated for over a month. Kobler has said absolutely nothing critical about the role of Haftar and his insistence he remain as commander of the LNA. Because of his demand, the HoR failed to vote confidence in the GNA. For some reason, Haftar is not only untouchable, but he is unmentionable as well, at least as far as Kobler is concerned.