The President of Egypt stated that any direct military intervention in Libya – “it will be legitimate”
KIEV. June 21. UNN. Any possible direct intervention in Libya by Egypt will have a legitimate status. This was stated by the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a visit to military base in Sidi Barrani, near the Libyan border, reports Sky News Arabia, said UNN.
“Any direct intervention by the Egyptian state now has gained international legitimacy,” said al-Sisi. According to him, this right is based on the need to protect Egypt’s borders from terrorist groups to end bloodshed in Libya and to support efforts to launch a political process under the auspices of the UN.
Al-Sisi added that Cairo will not allow the forces of the national consensus Government (NTC) of Libya to take the city of Sirte and the municipality of El Dzhufra under the control of the Libyan national army (LNA). According to the President, it will be a “red line” crossed Egypt will not allow.
The confrontation between field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, the commander of the Libyan national army (LNA), and the UN recognized the Government of national consent headed by the Prime Minister Faiz by Sarraj continues in 2011. The capital Tripoli is controlled by forces of the NTC, but from 2019, the army of the Haftarah is trying to take control of the city. In this conflict, Egypt along with the UAE supports the Haftarot.
Earlier, the UN security Council extended the embargo on arms supplies to Libya.