US voices concern over recent violence in Libya

The spokesman for the US State Department, Ned Price, said the clashes that took place last week in Libyan capital Tripoli were highly concerning to Washington.

Price said the US urges all groups in Libya to refrain from violence, adding that the US ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, who is also the US special envoy to the country, spoke with the Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah and his rival Fathi Bashagha on Sunday.

“Both committed to finding ways to de-escalate the situation and to prevent further loss of life.” Price added, in a briefing for the US State Department on Tuesday.

“We believe that the recent clashes demonstrate the urgent necessity for Libya’s political leaders to immediately embrace an agreed-upon path to elections which can install a truly legitimate, unified government to serve the interests of all Libyans.” Price indicated.


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