Nasser Al-Daisi: Libyans Believe the International Community Has Contributed to Political Impasse – Al Marsad

Former Libyan diplomat, Nasser al-Daisi, said that the Libyan situation has reached a crossroads after the electoral process was aborted by certain political parties in the current political scene, whether from the Parliament, the State Council or by the Islamists.

Nasser al-Daisi, during an interview with Sky News Arabia, explained that the political scene was complicated as a result of the obstacles that were placed in front of the constitutional entitlement that came through the political agreement in Geneva. He said that option was now dead after it failed to do justice to the Libyan people to achieve their national dream.

He believes that Libyans no longer had confidence in external forces, because they feel betrayed. He said the political negativity that emerged through the work of the UN mission, and the distrust on the part of Libyans has also impacted on the work of Stephanie Williams, the recently-appointed adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who some believe is coming to achieve a solution to this issue.

Al-Daisi pointed out that the Libyans consider the international community, UNSMIL and the international parties that entered Libyan affairs, from Skhirat, through to Berlin, Geneva and Paris—to have contributed to the political impasse that has become a fait accompli. He said Libyans believe the international community has failed them in the most important right that they see as the last door to get out of their problems: elections.

He argued that the two biggest forces that have an impact on the stagnation of the Libyan situation are the UK and the US. As for the position of the European Union, he said it was focused only on concerns about the security situation in Libya and the presence of terrorist groups on the borders of Niger, on the outskirts of Mali, and in the African coast, along with the issue of illegal immigration—because those things are a threat to the security of Europe.