Tripoli Govt U-Turns on Standing Down

By John Lee.

There was confusion in Libya on Wednesday following reports, and then denials, that the self-declared Islamist-leaning National Salvation Government headquartered in Tripoli was standing down.

Several news agencies had reported that the Tripoli governent declared that it would cease its work in the "supreme interest of the nation."

But on Wednesday, Tripoli’s internationally unrecognized Prime Minister Khalifa Ghweil urged his ministers not to stand down, and threatened to prosecute anyone working with the new government.

The reason for the U-turn was not immediately clear, but according to AFP it could suggest a split within the Tripoli authority.

(Sources: CNN, AFP)

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