By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 23 November 2015:
Ali Sallabi, seen as the Muslim Brotherhood’s main ideologue in Libya, has said that both . . .[restrict]the House of Representatives in Tobruk and the General National Congress in Tripoli should be excluded from the political dialogue in Libya because neither were longer legitimate any longer.
Instead, he said, the new UN Special Envoy, Martin Kobler, should widen the circle of people he talks to in his efforts to find a solution to the country’s crisis. A peace deal had to be based on national consensus, he said. Moreover, it could not ignore those who had power on the ground, such as the Libya Dawn militias in the west of the country, and in the east, not just members of the Benghazi and Derna shoura councils but the Khalifa Hafter’s Operation Dignity as well. Tribal and political leaders equally had to be involved along with elders from across the country and representatives of Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani’s Dar Al-Ifta, and even supporters of the former regime.
Any attempt to build peace around the HoR and the GNC would fail, he warned. They were deeply unpopular with the Libyan public and could not contribute to stability in Libya.
Kobler has just spent the weekend in Tobruk and Tripoli trying to push both the HoR and GNC into accepting the UN-brokered Libya Dialogue Accord.
“Libya is in desperate need of a real peace conference, bringing together all the parts of the Libyan spectrum, excluding no one,” Sallabi said.
Any attempt to limit the dialogue to those who had been invited by former UN special envoy Bernardino Leon to join it would be a waste of time, he said. [/restrict]