Cairo: Efforts to impose a ceasefire and initiate a dialogue between the warring factions will be started soon. Aguila Saleh, President of the Libyan House of Representatives, demanded that the United States should take action against Turkey, before that, for military intervention in Libya. A few hours ago, the United States imposed sanctions against companies, with Turkish linkages, involved in arms smuggling in Libya. The demand by the Turkish speaker came after this announcement. Meanwhile, following the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy also have made preparations to impose sanctions against Turkey. Libyan speaker is currently on a visit to Egypt. During his Egypt visit, Saleh met Richard Norland, the US Ambassador to Libya, and appealed to stop the civil war in the country. Saleh said during the meeting with Norland that the government is willing to follow the issues raised in the Berlin International meeting and the Cairo talks, held a few months ago. At the same time, Saleh expressed confidence that effort will be started soon to establish a dialogue between the Sarraj government and the Haftar rebels. But Saleh demanded that the United States should intervene in Libya and take strict action against Turkey, before that.
US Ambassador, Norland, also said that the efforts to impose a ceasefire, as decided in the Berlin and Cairo talks, will be made by the United States. At the same time, Norland clarified that conflict is not the solution for resolving the Libyan problem. It has been reported that thereafter, Saleh met Egyptian leaders. A few hours ago, the United States imposed sanctions against foreign companies and individuals involved in smuggling arms for Libyan groups. These include companies from Turkey and Malta, involved in arming the Sarraj government. These US sanctions are believed to be a warning for Turkey.
Two days ago, Foreign Ministers of Turkey and Malta visited Libya and declared support to the Sarraj government. At the same time, the Defence Ministers of Turkey and Malta criticised the NATO campaign ‘Irni’, in the Mediterranean Sea, to stop the arms smuggling in Libya. In the next few hours, the United States imposed these sanctions against companies linked to Turkey and Malta. Germany, France and Italy also have made preparations to impose sanctions against Turkey, for violating the United Nations regulations by arming the Libyan groups. The European countries will be imposing sanctions against companies from Turkish, Libyan and Kazakhstan.