By Libya Herald reporters.
Cairo, 5 September 2014:
Libya’s ambassador to Egypt Mohamed Fayez Abdul-Aziz Jibril has refused an order from the GNC in . . .[restrict]Tripoli to close down the Cairo embassy and said he is only responsible to the House of Representatives.
Nuri Abu Sahmain, who as president of the resurrected GNC claims that he is still Libya’s head of state, ordered the closure of Libyan embassies in Egypt and the UAE accusing both countries of being responsible for last month’s aerial attacks on Libya Dawn militias in Tripoli.
Jibril told the Libya Herald “We no longer listen to Abu Sahmain or the GNC. They no longer have any authority. Their time is expired. They had their time (18 months) to govern and look where it got us—crisis”.
Jibril added that the GNC had helped make the road map for the election of the HoR but had since refused to recognise the new parliament.
“We answer only to the HoR. We do not even pay any attention to this supposed order by Abu Sahmain. In fact, we are not sure if it even officially came from him or was just made up by rumours on the internet. No official notification came to us. But even if it did, it would not matter because we don’t listen to the GNC or him anymore.” [/restrict]