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Egypt’s President Calls For United Nations To Allow International Intervention In Libya

Egypt’s President Calls For United Nations To Allow International Intervention In Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi addresses the 69th Session of the General Assembly in 2014.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi addresses the 69th Session of the General Assembly in 2014.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has urged the United Nations to adopt a resolution that would allow international forces to mobilize and intervene in Libya.

“We will not allow them to cut off the heads of our children,” declared the President in an interview with French radio station Europe 1 ahead of an emergency United Nations Security Council meeting on Wednesday.

The call comes after sixty-four Islamic State fighters were killed and dozens wounded in Egyptian-Libyan military airstrikes.

The airstrikes, Egypt’s first foreign strikes since the Gulf War in 1991, come after ISIS released a video depicting the decapitation of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians that had been abducted in Libya.

According to Egypt’s military, the airstrikes were carried out in coordination with Libyan officials and targeted multiple ISIS locations, including weapons storage facilities, training points and buildings housing militant

We abandoned the Libyan people

“We abandoned the Libyan people as prisoners to extremist militias,” said the Egyptian President to Europe 1 radio, referring to how the international coalition’s intervention in Libya to oust Muammar Gaddafi was ‘unfinished’.

Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi supported President Sisi’s call for an international intervention.

Meanwhile, Egypt signed 5.2 billion euro military defence deal with France, which sees Egypt purchasing 24 Rafaele fighter jets.

The multi-billion-euro deal was signed at the Presidential Palace in Cairo in the presence of the Egyptian President, Egypt’s Defence Minister, and France’s Defence Minister.

“Our two countries are pursuing a common struggle against terrorism,” said France’s Minister of Defence Jean Yves Le Drian.

In late 2014, France had called for renewed international intervention in Libya to fight terrorism.

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  • Mervet

    One question : the west started the political change in Lybia by force. Then left the country in chaos for the extremists to take over. Now they are taking their time for a well needed intervention? Pls note that all oil fields in Lybia are now controlled by different militants cooperating with western oil companies. One must wonder how hypocritical the USA and the European countries have become, always reminding the rest of the world about their ideas of democracy human rights and bla bla bla.

    • Ihab

      They have always been this way. Remember the first Iraqi war, people of the Middle were exposed then for the first time to CNN. That is when the Middle East got into world news. But it has been happening all our lives, if you remember the Sykes-Pico agreement, and many more.

  • Mervet

    God bless our president. We were just s step away to become like all the poor countries around us.

  • Loretta Jackson

    The Almighty God says Vegance is his he will make our enemy our footstool they are in a better place they are with jesus no more pain and suffering the unrighteous are already condem with fire and brimstone .i pray that God will give their family peace in their tribulation and justices.

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