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Published: 0625 GMT June 18, 2020

Iran reiterates respecting Libya's territorial integrity

Iran reiterates respecting Libya's territorial integrity

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi late on Wednesday stressed the need for respecting Libya's territorial integrity.

Iran has always emphasized the need to respect the right of the Libyan people to determine their own political destiny without the aliens' interference and believes that the crisis in that country has no military solution and the only way to achieve stability in Libya is the support of all countries and regional and international actors for the country's political process and holding Libyan talks with the participation of all domestic parties, he said, IRNA reported.


Expressing support for international efforts to end political crisis in Libya, Mousavi stressed the need for continuing those efforts.

Following the fall of the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, an interim government took power in the African country under the terms of the Libyan Political Agreement, a United Nations–led initiative, signed on 17 December 2015 which formed the Government of National Accord in Libya. However the country has been divided into competing political and military factions based in Tripoli and the east with Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj is the head of the government in Tripoli while Khalifa Haftar, leader of the Libyan National Army, controls much of eastern Libya.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Egypt, France, and Russia support Haftar’s rule while Turkey, Qatar, Algeria, Italy and the European Union are supporters of the Sarraj’s government which is also recognized by the United Nations.


Resource: IRNA
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