Govt Suspends Participation in Talks

Libya's elected parliament, the House of Representatives, voted on Monday to suspend its participation in the U.N.-sponsored talks between Libya's rival parties.

A spokesman, quoted by Reuters, cited the double suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) militants in the eastern town of Qubbah on Friday, which killed 45 people, as a reason for the suspension:

"The other side did not condemn the Qubbah blast and does not acknowledge the terrorism on its land."

He also said the dialogue lacked any "vision".

The UN had been planning to hold a new round of talks in Morocco this week.

(Source: Reuters)

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