By Libya Herald staff.
Benghazi, 21 January 2015:
The continuing General National Congress says that it will not now take part in the . . .[restrict]UN-sponsored dialogue, regardless of whether it takes place inside or outside Libya.
Announcing the decision this evening, Congress spokesman Omar Hemidan said that the decision was in response to the “storming” of the Central Bank of Libya in Benghazi today by Operation Dignity.
For its part, the army says it took the building from Ansar Al-Sharia.
It is not quite clear why Congress would use this event as reason to withdraw from the dialogue when it has accused Operation Dignity of far worse actions, such as bombing Misrata or shelling civilian areas in Benghazi, and yet was still prepared to join the talks, provided they were in Libya. [/restrict]