US concerned over situation in Libya

WASHINGTON, The US State Department on Saturday voiced concern over the request by Libya’s Government of National Accord for foreign military support and the threat by the so-called Libyan National Army to use “foreign-supplied air assets and mercenaries to attack Misrata.” “External military intervention threatens prospects for resolving the conflict,” the Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said in a statement.

“We deplore attacks on innocent civilians and call on all sides to refrain from escalation,” she added.

She affirmed that the US “is prepared to work with the UN and all the parties to initiate political negotiations.” “The recent inclusive US-Libya Economic Dialogue in Tunis demonstrated constructive progress is possible if external actors give Libyans the time and space to engage with each other,” she concluded.

Source: Kuwait News Agency