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After humiliating defeats, UAE Foreign Minister criticizes warlord Haftar

The United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash has delivered rare criticism of the their warlord ally Khalifa Haftar after he suffered major battlefield defeats at the hands of the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA).

Gargash said in an online forum Wednesday, that some of Abu Dhabi friends had taken their own unilateral decisions, adding that the UAE has seen this Haftar in Libya.

“A lot of these unilateral calculations have proven wrong. These are calculations that sometimes you don’t really have the control or the sort of moral advice that you want on some of your friends.” Gargash added.

Gargash said the UAE supports the initiative developed by Egypt and the Speaker of Libya’s Tobruk-based House of Representatives, Aqila Saleh.

“Right now Turkey is the only country objecting to an immediate comprehensive ceasefire and the next battle over Sirte is really problematic.” Gargash added.

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