The Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha has denied reports about inviting controversial French Jewish intellectual Bernard-Henri Levy to visit Libya.
Levy’s visit to Libya, particularly to Misrata and Tarhouna, has been considered a violation of Government of National Accord’s policies and a way of courting France, which indeed is siding with the leader of aggression on Tripoli and backing his militias to wage war against GNA.
“The government has not officially invited any journalist to visit Libya,” Bashagha said on Twitter, accusing certain parties of fishing in the troubled water “to set political scores”.
“A visit by a journalist without an official invitation from the government has no political overtone and the public opinion has the absolute right to react to any public event,” Bashagha remarked.
Meanwhile, the GNA’s Presidential Council said it had no knowledge of the visit of Bernard Levy to Libya, vowing to investigate the details of the visit and bring those behind it to justice for violations of state laws and legitimacy of the GNA.