By Ajnadin Mustafa.
Tripoli, 29 April 2016:
The Beida-based government of Abdullah Al-Thinni has sacked the country’s UN ambassador Ibrahim Al-Dabbashi following his . . .[restrict]intervention to prevent the sale of oil by its parallel national oil corporation. It has ordered him to return to Libya.
It is the second time the Thinni government has done so. It sacked him at the end of last year, again over him preventing an oil sale. In the event, the UN which has to approve or reject an ambassador, ignored the first sacking and is expected to do so again. It did so on the grounds that, with the UN Security Council endorsement of the Libyan Political Agreement earlier in December, it no longer recognised the Thinni administration as Libya’s legitimate government.
In line with the UNSC’s approval of the LPA, Dabbashi has transferred his allegiance to the Presidency Council, headed by prime minister-designate Faiez Serraj. [/restrict]