The remaining deputies in the Tobruk House of Representatives in favor of the revolutionary general Khalifa Hifter announced that they had allowed Egypt to “intervene militarily” in Libya, under the pretext of “protecting national security” for the two countries.
The deputies said Monday evening in a statement attributed to the council, although they do not represent more than 30% of its members, that “the Egyptian armed forces intervene to protect the Libyan and Egyptian national security if they see that there is an imminent threat to the security of our two countries.”
The statement considered that Egypt “represents a strategic depth for Libya at all levels, security, economic and social.”
While the military media spokesman for the Libyan Army’s “Barkan Al-Ghazib” operation, Abdul Malik Al-Madani, said through his personal account on Twitter, that the Egyptian army apparently “did not like very much the fate of (the mercenaries) of Wagner and Janjaweed in Libya.”
He added: “To remind them that the Sinai is closer to them than Sirte and Al-Jafra (in Libya) and that the Renaissance Dam is not in Libya but in Ethiopia. On the whole, there is no problem: We are waiting for them and they should consider leaving before entering.”
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, at the end of last June, after inspecting units of the Air Force in Matrouh Governorate (west), adjacent to the border with Libya, alluded to the possibility of carrying out his country’s army “external military tasks if necessary,” claiming that any “interference Direct in Libya, he now has international legitimacy. ”
As the internationally recognized Libyan government said that Al-Sisi’s statements regarding the situation in her country are unacceptable and reprehensible, and considered “a declaration of war.”
The Libyan parliament is in a state of the division since its election in June 2014 until it signed the Skhirat Agreement at the end of 2015. The parliament is boycotting dozens of parliamentarians demanding that it be held in Tripoli, according to what is followed in the country.
However, the Speaker of the Council, Aqeela Saleh, supported Haftar’s attack on Tripoli, prompting dozens of protesting MPs to meet in the capital and elect Sadiq Al-Kahili, as the new Speaker of Parliament in May 2019, before Hammouda Siyala succeeded him.
Later, a dispute arose between Saleh and Haftar, in the east, which led to the joining of several Tobruk deputies to their colleagues in the capital, especially after the defeat of the Haftar militia in the western region.