Are rival factions willing to engage in negotiations ?
Interviewed on 9 Jan by journalist Mohamed Elshinnawi for Voice of America’s “Africa News Tonight”, Managing editor of Libya-Analysis Rhiannon Smith commented on Russia and Turkey’ joint call for a cease-fire between rival factions in Libya. For Smith, there are no clear indications that the factions are willing to negotiate even if they respond positively to the call for a cease-fire. Given the proxy nature of the conflict, Smith advocates for the international community to enforce and respect the UN arms embargo on Libya to pave the way for a political solution to the conflict in Libya.
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