United Arab Emirates (UAE) are lobbying for US involvement in the Libyan conflict, to push Washington and Ankara — the main supporter of the national consensus government (NTC). It is reported by the Turkish news Agency TRT World with reference to the letter of UAE Ambassador to US Yousef al Otaiba to the us officials.
The document, which leads the Agency, said that Turkey continues provocations in the area of Sirte and deployed warships. He stressed that the Turkish side is trying to involve in the conflict of Egypt. According to the Agency, the intention of Washington in this situation remain unclear. The UAE Embassy in Washington has not commented on the Ambassador’s letter.
Earlier, on 22 June, it was reported that fighters of the air forces of Egypt made a joint flight with refuelling tankers UAE air force in the airspace of Libya. According to some reports, they might have invaded the country and carried out attacks on the forces of the NTC.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that the country can invade Libya legally, and called on the Egyptian army to full combat readiness. In that decision, the Cairo was supported by the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
In 2011 in Libya began a civil war, was overthrown and killed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled the country since 1969. Now the country is experiencing a situation of dual power: on the East the seat of the Parliament, headed by field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, in the West, in Tripoli — the national consensus government.
On the side of the Libyan national army (LNA) are Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and its informal allies called France and the UAE.
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