The Libyan parliament slammed Tuesday Egyptian parliament’s decision to authorize Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to intervene militarily in Libya.
“We completely reject the Egyptian Parliament’s decision based on an illegitimate invitation by those who claim to represent the Libyan tribes under the guise of parliament,” the parliament of the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) based in the capital of Tripoli said in a statement.
This statement came to refer to the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) that is affiliated with warlord Khalifa Haftar.
The parliament also asked the GNA to be prepared to politically and practically respond to this threat, and to consider every option to give the correct response.
The Egyptian Parliament approved Monday sending armed forces on combat missions abroad, especially on the western borders – hinting at Libya and of course at more support for Haftar’s militias – in what they said an aim to protect national security.
The Libyan Interior Minister of the GNA Fathi Bashagha warned Khalifa Haftar’s backers that they are “supporting a failing military coup that is denounced by all Libyans and that has only caused destruction and death,” as he commented on the reckless Egyptian move.