Wednesday, 16/10/2019 | 11:32 UTC+0
Libyan Newswire

LEGACY OF GADDAFI’S REGIME STILL DESTROYING LIBYA – EXPERTS

TUNIS, Feb 17 (NNN-KUNA) -- The current chaotic situation in Libya could not have been generated from a void; it is a result of 40 years of fear and dictatorship by the Muammar Al-Gaddafi's regime, said a number of experts Thursday.

In several KUNA interviews, the experts noted that despite the fact that six years had passed since the outbreak of the revolution against Al-Gaddafi's regime, on February 17, 2011, Libyans still live in an economic, political, and security crises.

Al-Gaddafi ruled Libya with an iron fist, without establishing governmental bodies that could last for the benefit of his people, said Tunisian political analyst and Libyan affairs expert, Mustafa Abdulkabeer.

This explains the chaos that occurred since the fall of Al-Gaddafi's regime on October 20, 2011, despite electing the General National Congress, he noted.

Abdulkabeer also spoke of the political division in the country with the presence of the National Salvation Government, which has strong authority in the country, but lacks international recognition.

Moreover, he noted the presence of the Government of National Accord that has international recognition without authority in the country.

Meanwhile, the analyst said Al-Sukhairat agreement signed by the clashing Libyan parties did not succeed in resolving the political situation. The failure of the agreement led the country to fall deeper into economic and security crises, despite being very rich in oil.

On his part, academic researcher Rafae Al-Tabeeb said that clashing Libyan parties failed to reach agreement on key issues including forming the army and government and sharing oil resources.

Libyans are living in fear of the breakout of a war on oil resources; especially as general Khalifa Haftar and his army have seized control over the country's Oil Crescent, which represents 80 percent of its resources.

He warned of an upcoming war between Haftar's supporters in east and south of Libya and other Islamic militias west of the country.

Al-Tabeeb noted that neighboring countries like Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt are aware of such danger, presenting a political initiative to resolve the tense situation.

Meanwhile, political analyst Mohammad Bo Oud said that Libyan parties started realizing the disastrous situation in the country, adding that they were now seeking to reach a political agreement to end the conflict.

He said that Libya is facing a severe economic collapse as banks lost liquidity and people are standing in long lines to refuel their vehicles.

On his part, former coordinator of the Libyan National Transitional Council Adel Al-Dabbash called for serious dialogue between the parties to unify the country.

He also stressed on the importance of allowing Arab countries

Source; Nam News Network

-->