July 1, 2020 / 9:03 AM / a month ago

Turkey says France ignoring UAE, Egypt violations in Libya

PARIS, July 1 (Reuters) - France’s policy over Libya is “biased”, turning a blind eye to violations of a U.N. arms embargo by the United Arab Emirates and Egypt to the benefit of eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, Turkey’s ambassador to Paris said on Wednesday.

“The embargo is violated every day from the Egyptian border ... and every day there are flights from the UAE to Libya. Why are questions not being asked?,” the envoy Ismail Hakki Musa told a hearing of French senators.

“We think they are proceeding by selection, which strengths the support of Mr Haftar in the east.” (Reporting by John Irish; editing by Richard Lough)

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