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The UN has commented on the possible interference of Egypt in Libya

Libya is now less in need of escalation of hostilities and the increase of foreign military presence, said at a briefing the official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric, answering the question, will worsen the situation in the country, the military intervention of Egypt in Libya.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi giving political support to the commander of the Libyan national army (LNA) the Caliph Haftarot, said on Saturday, speaking at a military base in the town of Sidi Barrani close to the border with Libya, which Cairo is ready to assist the Libyan tribes in the fight against foreign intervention, training and arming them. The President also said that any direct interference of Egypt in Libya now has the legitimacy under international law. According to him, the "red line" for the advance of troops is the city of Sirte, located about 900 kilometers from the border with Egypt, and the province Dzhufra. The LDF Haftorah welcomed the announced al-Sisi's ideas about helping the Libyans.

"I'm not going to speculate. But it is clear that the last thing Libya needs now is more fighting, more military mobilization, the transfer of more weapons, more of the presence of foreign fighters or mercenaries on its territory", – said Dujarric, answering the question.

"We ask to stop the fighting. What we have seen recently, we are concerned", he added.

In Libya, the confrontation between the national consensus Government (NTC) Fayeza Zarraga, which controls Tripoli and areas to the West of the country, and the Libyan national army (LNA), under the command of Khalifa Haftorah, which cooperates with sitting on the East by the Parliament. The NTC supports Turkey, and LNA – Egypt.

In Cairo on 6 June took place the meeting of President of Egypt with the Haftarot and the head sits in the East of Libya's Parliament. Following the meeting, the head of Egypt announced the "Cairo initiative," which includes a cease-fire throughout Libya from June 8 and conditions for a political settlement. The initiative was supported by Russia, the US and several Arab States, including Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It was opposed by the NTC and Turkey.

For more than a year the army of the Haftarah attempts to recapture the capital Tripoli. Both sides claim that opponents are using weapons and manpower from the outside. In recent weeks, the NTC forces have reported significant progress in the battle for Tripoli and announced the intention to build on the success, to establish control over the city of Sirte and other areas to the East of the capital.