Egypt's al-Sisi speaks of 'formula' for Libya stability

Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said "there is a formula for restoring for restoring stability to Libya", declining to give further details.

Egypt's al-Sisi speaks of 'formula' for Libya stability

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's presidential frontrunner Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that he has a "formula" for restoring stability to violence-ridden Libya.

In an interview with the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya television channel on Wednesday, al-Sisi said that the current developments in Libya "would lead to the collapse of the Libyan state".

The former army chief said that the West has a responsibility for "collecting weapons in Libya and rebuilding the security agencies there".

Al-Sisi said "there is a formula for restoring for restoring stability to Libya", declining to give further details.

Fears have mounted recently that Libya is slipping toward civil war after renegade army general Khalifa Haftar took up arms against militia groups serving as part of Libya's regular army.

Haftar says the campaign, dubbed "Operation Dignity," is aimed at "purging" Libya of "extremists."

The Libyan government, for its part, has described Haftar's operation as a "coup" against electoral "legitimacy."

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