SANAA, The Security Council called on the forces of "the Libyan National Army" led by Marshal Khalifa Haftar to stop all military movements and all other parties to stop the combat activities in Libya.

In a statement issued unanimously by its 15 members, the Security Council stressed the support of UN Secretary-General and his special envoy, Ghassan Salama, for calming down the situation and a resumption of the political process in Libya.

The Council expressed "deep concern over the military activities conducted in Tripoli, which threaten the stability of Libya and the mediation of the United Nations, the comprehensive political solution to the crisis."

The council also called on the Libyan National Army to stop all military movements and called on all parties to reduce the escalation of military activities and stressed that there is no military solution to the conflict.

The Security Council reaffirmed its "determination to bring those responsible for further conflicts in Libya to account", reiterated "full support for the efforts of the Secretary-General and his Special Representative" and called on all parties to "resume dialogue, abide by their commitments and engage constructively in the United Nations-sponsored political process."

The Security Council statement stressed the importance of maintaining the safety and security of United Nations personnel, reminding the parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law, including the protection of civilians.

Haftar announced yesterday that he ordered his forces to move towards the Libyan capital Tripoli, the headquarters of the "national reconciliation government", while his forces announced on Friday its control of Tripoli International Airport.

The main parties in currently fighting for power in Libya are the Government of National Accord (GNA) headed by Fayez al-Sarraj and the parallel government operating in the east supported by the House of Representatives in the city of Tobruk and the "Libyan National Army" led by Haftar.

Source: Yemen News Agency

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