Back from the Cold: Abdulzaziz Says Abusahmain Can Restore Stability – Al Marsad

The former member of the General National Congress (GNC) for the Justice and Construction Party, Mahmoud Abdul-Aziz, a leading figure of the Muslim Brotherhood, emphasized that the Libyan file draws the attention of all countries, especially Russia, which, according to him, was implicated in this file in one way or another because of the presence of the Wagner fighters affiliated with Russia in Libya, as he claimed.

(Libya, 17 September 2020) – During a statement to the al-Tanasuh channel of the radical Islamist cleric Sadiq al-Gharyani on Wednesday, Abdulaziz commented on the reports of a meeting between the head of “Ya Biladi” (My Country movement, Nouri Abusahmain and the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, considering that the Libyan politician may find a way to reach an understanding with Russia and develop positive attitudes towards the Russian-Libyan relationship.

“The truth is that Abusahmain enjoys great respect among Russian political circles for his previous standing and positions. He was very positive in dealing with Russia. This visit was scheduled for months, but the coronavirus crisis postponed it. He will meet with the head of national security and many Russian politicians to take positive steps in dealing with the Libyan file to neutralize terrorists and those who contributed to the killing of Libyan people.

“The most important countries in the world contacted Nouri Abusahmain, especially after he launched the Ya Biladi movement. The Russians have a prominent presence as a permanent member of the Security Council and a superpower. Thus, Russian diplomacy cannot ignore the Ya Biladi movement and the status of Nouri Abusahmain. This is the case with the visit. The Russian Foreign Ministry and officials have been pressing for a meeting with Abusahmain in Moscow to support him and the movement. Thus, the meeting was positive,” added Abdulaziz.

He noted that Abusahmain had previously denied any interest in assuming political positions be at the expense of Libya, and preferred to take a step back. He believes that the opportunity today is ripe for the Ya Biladi movement to lead the national ranks and gather hearts and hands around it to lead the country to safety.”

© Al-Marsad English (2020)