Al-Monitor reveals meetings between Haftar representatives and US officials
On 13 January, writing for Al-Monitor, Aaron Schaffer reports that during summer 2019, lobbyists associated with Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army (LNA) met with US Republican lawmakers and officials in charge of energy policy. The meetings, which were revealed by the disclosing of lobbying filling, Al-Monitor indicates, stands as another demonstration of the double games played by international powers such as the US regarding the Libya file. While most of the international actors support officially the Tripoli based Government of National Accord (GNA), sole institution to be recognized by the UN, international actors have also been developing contacts and attempted to negotiate with Haftar and his aligned forces. According to experts, such initiatives tend to disrupts UN-led attempts to create of dialogue between the GNA and Haftar.
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