The Head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez Al-Sarraj has annoucned that his government rejects European Union’s Operation IRINI, which aims to monitor the implementation of UN arms embargo in Libya .
In a letter to the UN Security Council, Al-Sarraj said Thursday that the EU didn’t consult with the GNA for the military naval mission before announcing it, which goes at odds with the Security Council resolutions.
The Head of the GNA’s Presidential Council said Operation IRINI is designed to look away from monitoring the land and eastern Libyan territorial borders, which according to reports are used for sending arms and weapons for Khalifa Haftar to support him in his war on the legitimate GNA and on civilians in Tripoli as well as across the country.
Libyan Prime Minister, US delegation review holding elections
The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah and the US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Barbara Leaf, reiterated support for the efforts