Guterres said of the unprecedented foreign interference in Libya
The level of foreign intervention in the conflict in Libya has reached an unprecedented level, he said at a meeting of the UN security Council, NATO Secretary-General antónio Guterres.
"The conflict has entered a new phase of foreign intervention is reaching unprecedented levels, including the delivery of high-tech equipment and the number of mercenaries involved in the fighting," said Guterres.
According to him, the UN is extremely concerned about the military preparations near the Libyan city of Sirte. "PNC units with significant external support continued progress on the East and now are within 25 kilometres West of Sirte, after two previous attempts to gain control over the city," said the Secretary General.
He noted that the situation on the front line was mostly quiet on June 10. "However, we are very concerned about the alarming military build-up around the city and a high level of direct foreign intervention in the conflict in violation of the UN embargo on delivery of weapons, Security Council resolutions and of the commitments made by member States in Berlin," - said Guterres.
In Libya, the confrontation between the national consensus Government (NTC) Fayeza Zarraga, which controls Tripoli and areas to the West of the country and supported by Turkey and the Libyan national army under the command of Khalifa the Haftarot, political supported by Egypt.
For more than a year the army of the Haftarot trying to hit the Libyan capital. 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.
In Cairo on 6 June, a meeting of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi with Haftarot and Saleh. 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.