UK ambassador says the world cannot deal with ICC-wanted Libyan president

The ambassador of the United Kingdom (UK) has indicated that the candidacy of military officers to Libyan elections is an entangled matter that can be decided by Libyans only.

Speaking in an interview with Al Jazeera Mubasher TV channel on Sunday, the UK ambassador Caroline Hurndall said it was difficult for foreign countries to deal with a president who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) – in an implied reference to Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi.

“However, it’s a purely Libyan situation and Libyans are the ones entitled to make such a decision.” Hurndall explained, adding that imposing elections on Libya was unlikely, but exercising more pressure on the parties would help hold the vote.

Hurndall indicated that reaching elections whose results would be accepted by all parties was very critically important for Libya, expressing hope to see Libyans agree as soon as possible on holding elections.

The British ambassador also explained that the Russian soldiers of fortune “Wagner Group” were destabilizing Libya, calling for their departure as soon as possible.


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