“I do not care about this government. Its decisions are just ink on paper,” said Khalifa Haftar, Head of the Libyan forces loyal to Tobruk, referring to the executive of the national unity led by Fayez al-Sarraj and acknowledged by the international community. “I do not care about the decisions taken by GNA (Government of National Accord, Serraj’s government, ed). I fight terrorists, I am not a politician,” said Haftar during a long interview with “Channel Libya” and “Al-Hadath Channel”. According to the military man, backed by Egypt and the UAE, “this solution imposed by the UN”, that is, the executive that took office in Tripoli, “will not be successful”.
Haftar has not spared criticism towards UN envoy to Libya, Martin Kobler. “I met him once. I expected that meeting to be fruitful, but it did not lead to any decision,” said the General, who has also ruled out the possibility of future meetings:” I have no time to lose.”
As to the Muslim Brotherhood, according to the General, they are “a rotten plant that needs to be eradicated.” “The Muslim Brotherhood seems moderate, but in truth, it is behind all the terrorist attacks worldwide,” said Haftar, one of whose closest allies is Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The latter came to power in 2013 after deposing the then president, Mohamed Morsi, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Libyan General has therefore compared the Islamic organization to a “time bomb. It brings devastation wherever it goes.”