The American website “Bloomberg” said on Wednesday that the only thing that frustrates Hifter’s progress is its lack of sufficient firepower that cannot enable him to storm the capital, Tripoli, as he keeps getting pushed back.
The site added, in an article on Libya, that the European Union has failed to manage the Libyan file, and is facing a problem because the countries of the Union are not ready to use military force in Libya, or economic influence against countries that support Hifter.
The site pointed out that the cease-fire that was agreed in Berlin last January under the supervision of Chancellor Angela Merkel was violated, stressing that the commitment of the Europeans to ban weapons to Libya by deploying ships to monitor it and via satellite, was discovered to be futile, because they feared that their ships would be active in transporting the migrants’ cargo. More than imposing the blockade.
The site indicated that the Europeans have overlapping interests in Libya, where French and Italian companies dominate Libya’s oil resources.
It is worth noting that the countries participating in the Berlin conference held on January 19 have called for a ceasefire and the start of a political process in Libya, before several countries, including Tunisia, Algeria, Turkey, America and Britain yesterday, renewed the call for a ceasefire to help the local authorities to Face the Corona virus.