İrem UZUN -TDO- The Arab League has sought to reduce tension in Libya, throwing its weight behind Egyptian plans for a ceasefire and a road map to peace. In a video conference on Tuesday, League foreign ministers passed a resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire and rejected “all illegitimate foreign interference” in Libya.
"Libya is passing through a dangerous turn in the course of its conflict," Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit said in a statement. "The military option will not achieve victory for any side... and the military action will not bring peace or establish stability on the Libyan soil," Gheit told an online emergency meeting of the foreign ministers.” The political solution is the only way to settle the Libyan crisis," he said after a meeting.
The Libyan representative at the Arab League Saleh Al-Shamakhi said the countries supporting Khalifa Haftar had changed tone after his forces' defeat in Tripoli, saying they started calling for political dialogue after years of hindering peace and ceasefire efforts in the country. "Haftar's supporters now call for dialogue but they should now be at international courts as Libya will start holding them accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity." Al-Shamakhi added, saying - in reference to El Sisi - those who speak of a red line should know that all of Libya is a red line drawn by the blood of martyrs.
He also said that those who propose initiatives for peace in Libya should be neutral to all parties of the conflict and should not use statements that resemble a declaration of war against the legitimate government in the country.