The secret meetings of the militias come in light of a state of panic that has gripped the residents of the southern regions of the capital, with the appearance of heavily armed militants in the streets, and threats to close government institutions.
The Libyan researcher, Muhammad Al-Douri, stressed that what is happening now is a game of shuffling, as the militias are seeking to expand their influence ahead of the elections, which they are already working to disrupt.
The Libyan researcher added, during his statements to “Sky News Arabia”: “The militias in the capital and the Libyan west are a major cause of the crisis and the political blockage in the country.”
Al-Douri demanded to take advantage of the process of postponing the elections, which has become confirmed and awaiting the official announcement only, in order to make useful strides in the process of withdrawing militia weapons and withdrawing mercenaries, so that the atmosphere for the elections is truly appropriate.
In the same context, the former Libyan diplomat, Salem Al-Werfalli, called for the necessity of closing the militia file through international consensus, to reach a real solution to the Libyan crisis. He continued, “The militias are the greatest danger to Libya in particular, and the region in general.”
The former Libyan diplomat at the United Nations stressed, during his statements to “Sky News Arabia”, that the closer the date is, the more suspicious moves are, as the militias are well aware that the delay has become a reality, but they want to shuffle the cards in order to spoil the stage that will be determined after December 24.
He continued, “What is possible at the present time is to maintain the electoral process as it was reached, and to delay no more than two weeks, to provide international and regional support and maintain the current momentum.”
The Libyan diplomat stressed that postponing the elections for a long time contributes strongly to returning back to the zero point, so that there is a large area of chaos tearing the country apart, other than the militias’ exploitation of the state’s capabilities.
Al-Werfalli added that the Libyan people in all their sects with the elections; To get the country out of the dark tunnel, and this was evident through the demonstrations that demanded the punishment of those obstructing the elections.
For its part, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expressed its concern about the ongoing security developments in Tripoli.
The mission added that these movements of forces affiliated with different groups create a state of tension, and enhance the risk of clashes that may turn into conflict, and stressed the resolution of any differences on political or military issues through dialogue, especially at this stage, when the country is going through a difficult and complex electoral process. .
She stressed that the current developments in Tripoli are not in line with the ongoing efforts to maintain stability and create security and political conditions conducive to holding peaceful, inclusive, free, fair and credible elections.
In this context, the former politician and diplomat Salem Al-Werfalli said that all armed militias are united on one goal inside Libya, which is not to reach the electoral fund; To remain chaos and their presence remains.
The former Libyan diplomat at the United Nations explained that these developments would undermine the security gains that have been achieved, other than torpedoing any democratic transition process to close the file of chaos in the country.
Since this morning, the Libyan capital, Tripoli, witnessed a heavy deployment of armed and armored vehicles in several areas of the city, and a number of roads were closed to pedestrians. Last weekend, the militias besieged official buildings and major government headquarters; As the seat of the Presidential Council and the seat of the Presidency of the Government.
The Libyan diplomat called for the need to confront any attempt to disrupt the elections, citing statements by the US ambassador to Libya, Richard Norland, this morning, about imposing sanctions on those who try to obstruct the elections.
The Libyans are a few days away from the first election in their history, amid uncertainty over the possibility of holding that election on its scheduled date next Friday.
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