"Foreign forces" behind the tensions in Libya: Italian Senator Pier Ferdinando Casini

Alwasat - Cairo Tue 04 Sep 2018, 09:18 AM
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Italian Senator Pier Ferdinando Casini said the lack of progress "occurring in Libya during the current period is the product of European divisions," while at the same time "there are foreign forces behind the tensions in the capital Tripoli."

Casini who is the head of the foreign affairs committee said that "foreign forces move behind each tribe and each faction," adding that there are "European countries with a dual position, towards the Libyan parties.

"France's responsibilities are clear, and others in Europe are invited to provide proof of their existence [..] the Libyan mess is an example of what can happen to us in a globalized world if Europe lacks presence or seems to not be moving in any particular direction," he said.

Violent clashes erupted in the capital Tripoli last week between armed groups that resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries and caused heavy material damage to property.

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