This is stated in a statement by the US President’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien.
The United States is deeply concerned about the escalating conflict in Libya and strongly opposes foreign military involvement in this conflict, including the use of mercenaries and private military companies by all parties. This is stated in a statement by the US President’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien.
“Efforts by foreign powers to exploit the conflict – for example, by establishing a permanent military presence or establishing control over resources belonging to the Libyan people – pose a serious threat to regional stability and global trade,” O’Brien said, adding that this also undermines the collective security interests of the United States and our allies and partners in the Mediterranean region.
“In recent weeks, President Trump has spoken with several world leaders about Libya, and it is becoming clear that there is no “winning” side here,” O’Brien said, adding that Libyans can only win if they come together to “regain their sovereignty and restore a United country.”
The United States seeks diplomatic engagement with Libyan and external stakeholders in the conflict to find a solution that supports Libya’s sovereignty and protect the common interests of the United States, our allies, and partners.
“In this regard, we call on all parties… to allow the National oil Corporation to resume its work, comply with the UN arms embargo and finalize the ceasefire agreement… under the leadership of the UN,” O’Brien said.