Libya War: Russia, United States in stand-off over who represent the next Libya


Fierce fighting continued in Tripoli capital of Libya on Tuesday with NATO planes raining bombs on the ancient city.

It had earlier been said that taking the city may not have been easy by the rebels as the seat of power by Mahmoud Gadaffi, but reports that the city had been penetrated by the rebels unchallenged had given some hope that the city would fall just easily.

The hope also was given some impetus with a reported arrest and detention of Saif Salam Gadaffi, Leader Gadaffi’s osn who has been playing an important role in the war supporting his father’s will to fight back till the last end.
War actions had been seen on video clips on event in Tripoli as NATO planes rained bombers on the city.

However,as the purported last stage of Libya’s War approaches with the NATO bombs completely overwhelming leader Mhamoud Gadaffi and Libya soldiers, Russia has declared that she is far from supporting the entrenchment of the National Transitional Council as the sole legitimate representative of Libya people.
“Russia will not recognize the National Transitional Council as the sole legitimate representative”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated at a press conference in San Salvador, explaining that such a move would not help matters.
“ The crucial stage of the Libyan conflict could have been reached much earlier”, he added.

“We have always wanted a quicker outcome, and it could have been faster, but a number of factors prevented this from happening, including Gaddafi’s position,” Lavrov said after talks Monday with his Salvadorian counterpart, Hugo Martinez.

“Till the last day, Gaddafi insisted that negotiations were only possible through him”, he explained, adding:
“NATO’s actions were also an obstacle, the Russian foreign minister stated, pointing out that they far exceeded the mandate handed to the alliance by the UN Security Council.
He continued: “Political power would soon be in “the hands of rebel forces. Russia will not recognize the National Transitional Council as the sole legitimate representative as such a move would not help matters”.
Layroy however noted that Russia will recognize the National Transitional Council as a party to further political talks.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov adjusts his earphones during a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in San Salvador (AFP Photo / Getty Images)

“Russia is ready to actively promote a political process in Libya, just as in other countries,” he said. “The Russian and Libyan peoples have traditions of friendship, years-long interaction, and we shall continue to act in this vein in the future as well.” He said.

America and NATO had openly declared their support for the destiny of Libya to be placed on the hand of the National Transformation Council, with a reported support in more than 15 other countries.
Source: RT

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