Libya’s government denounced the President Abdel Fattah el Sisi’s threats of military intervention and declared them as “beating the drums of war”.
The Egyptian President El Sisi warned the Government of National Accord from crossing the front line between them and supporting forces of the Khalifa Hafter, who is backed by Cairo.
After attending an airbase near the Libyan border, the Egyptian president said there was a possibility of sending “external military missions if required” adding that “any direct intervention in Libya has already become legitimate internationally”.Also Read– Chinese foreign ministry claims Galwan Valley
Abdurrahman Shater, a fellow of the GNA, said his country’s security and democracy have been in jeopardy since the Egyptian president insisted on bringing military troops.
“Take your hands off us, do not repeat the tragedy in Yemen,” he tweeted.
He also said that Egypt has intervened in Libya’s personal affairs for over four years.
Translation of Shater’s tweet: El-Sisi’s speech in front of a crowd of his army near the border is beating the drums of war. Egypt has intervened for four years, which he denied and claimed his concern for Libya’s security. Libya’s security has been in danger since Egypt’s insistence on undermining democracy and installing a military man whose master we have previously rejected and brought down. Take your hands off us. And do not repeat your tragedy in Yemen.
El-Sisi told his troops to “be prepared to carry out any mission here within our borders, or if necessary outside our borders”.
The Egyptian president stated “any direct interference from Egypt [in Libya] has now acquired international legitimacy, either with the right to self-defence or at the request of the only legitimate elected authority in Libya, which is the House of Representatives [Tobruk].”