By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 4 October 2014:
The European Union has expressed concern over recent violence in Benghazi saying . . .[restrict]the conflict threatens the security of the whole country and urging combatants to participate in negotiations.
“The European Union is concerned by the growing number of victims of violence in Benghazi, and condemns the recent suicide bombings, targeted assassinations, and clashes between armed groups” an EU spokesman said in Brussels.
“The continuation of the fighting poses a serious threat to the security and stability of the country and the wider region,” he added
The EU urged all leaders in the country to engage in political process rather than armed confrontation saying it was: “The only way to address the inherent differences and secure a peaceful future for all.”
It called on the parties to “participate constructively in the peace talks, under the auspices of the United Nations Mission of Support in Libya” and welcomed “the courage and conviction of those who come to the negotiating table” .
The EU reiterated its support for the Libyan people adding that the international community would not hesitate to take action against those “working to undermine the political process and the prospects for peace in the country”.