Both rival Libyan governments condemn EU sanctions of officials
- The Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) is following in the footsteps of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) and eastern notables who have criticized the sanctions imposed by the EU on its president, Ageela Saleh.
|Saleh was sanctioned for supposedly blocking a vote of confidence on the UN-brokered Government of National Accord (GNA). However, earlier this week, Saleh twice pleaded with members to show up so there would be a quorum but to no avail. The HoR not only criticized the EU sanctions but also threated the GNA with the separation of Cyrenaica, or eastern Libya, if HoR demands were not met. The GNC also criticized the EU sanctions on Abu Sahmain, president of the GNC and also Khalifa Al-Ghwell, who were singled out for not getting the GNC to vote approval of the Libya Political; Agreement (LPA) and the GNA.|