Western – 14 July 2014

Jul 14, 2014 | International actors

United Kingdom Special Envoy to Libya Jonathan Powell, along with his US and UN counterparts, are devising a new strategy to mediate between Libya’s warring factions. There are indications that they will have to first bring the key anti-Islamist factions together, uniting them around shared goals, before attempting a negotiation with the Islamists.

On 13 July, HoR Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni had a meeting with EU, UK, US, and UN ambassadors and envoys, during which he accused Westerners of destroying the Libyan military, while also requesting peacekeeping forces to protect Libyan government institutions. However, due to security concerns, UNSMIL and other foreign envoys have been forced to evacuate Libya.