Thousands of protesters came out in the capital, Libya, Tripoli, on the eve of the day after United States President Donald Trump praised Libya Khalifa Khatfar against the background of a military renegade of the General Renegade captured by the capital.
A White House statement says that Trump and Hatfar spoke on Monday "to discuss ongoing efforts to fight terrorism to achieve peace and stability in Libya."
On April 4, Khattak and his forces launched an offensive against an internationally recognized government based in Tripoli.
In his telephone call, Trump acknowledged the role of Field Marshal Hafthar in the fight against terrorism and the provision of oil resources in Libya, and two discussed a common vision of Libya's transition to a stable, democratic political system.
. The White House waited a few days to announce a phone call.
Trump's praise for Haftar was considered in Tripoli as a turning point in US policy toward Libya, as earlier Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded the immediate cessation of Hafthar's offensive.
Mahmoud Abdelwahid of Al Jazeera, reporting from Tripoli, said that news about the conversation caused anger in the capital, when residents perceived the challenge as supporting Trump
"People are very angry, thousands of people came here on the main streets and squares, especially in Tripoli, and call on the international community to end the military aggression of the Khattrarian forces, "he said. 1
|Libyan protesters portray French President Emmanuel Macron during a demonstration against Haftaur in Tripoli [Mahmud Turkia/AFP]|
Abdeljizak Musheyrib, a protest criticized Trump's call to the commander, telling Reuters: "The challenge does not make sense, but we will respond to it."  04] ISA launched a military campaign against Tripoli on April 4, stating that it wants to "cleanse" the western region of the country from "other terrorist groups."
Analysts say the offensive is threatening to re-energize the civil war in oil-rich countries, which fell into chaos after supporting the overthrow of Ancient ruler Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.
The fighting on the outskirts of the city killed at least 213 people and wounded more than 1,000 people, the World Health Organization said on Friday. More than 25,000 have been displaced, according to the UN.
Haftar supports a competing administration in eastern Libya, which refuses to recognize the authority of the government recognized by the UN in the National Agreement in Tripoli, headed by Prime Minister Faes Al Serrae.
World forces divided
Rosiland Jordan Al Jazeera, announcing in Washington, said that the White House's statement on Friday night contradicted the position of the US State Department.
The Department issued a statement calling on Hafthar to step down to stop this military offensive and the United States is cooperating with the United Nations in an attempt to conclude a peace agreement in that country, she said.
this raises the question of whether this is a matter for the US president who is opposed to his own foreign policy on a critical global issue, such as the issue in Libya.
Jordan added that it was unclear whether Trump had initiated this challenge.
] White The report states that he and Haftar spoke on Monday, this may be Haftar, who is looking for some kind of approval on the global scene, and asked to talk with the president, – she said.
the day after the United States and Russia said they could not support the resolution of the UN Security Council calling for a ceasefire in Libya at this time.
UN condemns new attack on Libya's trilogy, contemplates ceasefire (2:16)
Russia objected to a British-imposed resolution accusing Hafthar of recent violence, but the US did not give grounds for its decision. The draft resolution also calls on affected countries to ensure compliance with and unconditional access to humanitarian assistance in Libya.
Meanwhile, the countries of Europe and the Middle East were also divided on the offensive of Haftaur on Tripoli
In the past, Italy and France have paired up on Libya, but on the eve of the day, the foreign ministers of the two countries said they were trying to formulate a common strategy for a north african country.
Jean-Yves Le Diane, French Foreign Minister, after meeting in Rome with his colleague, said: "Without Libya without a solid French-Italian agreement, there can be no progress."
Italian Minister Enzo Moabeero Milanesi said that representatives of the lower-level ministry will meet next week. Italian capital to "build a path to a common goal"
Protesters in Tripoli accused Emmanuel Macron, President of France, of supporting Hafthar, but the French embassy in L. ibya wrote in Arabic that Paris "opposed the attack" on the city.
Haftar enjoys the support of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, who consider it an anchor for the restoration of stability in Libya. But Qatar said that the existing UN arms embargo on Libya should be strictly implemented to prevent arms from being handed over to the commander. others were still trapped in places of deprivation of liberty who suffered from collisions between the forces of LNA and GNA.
The Libyan authorities previously detained refugees and migrants to stop their transition to Europe.
women and children held in places of detention near the front line of the conflict.
The agency said it remains "extremely concerned" about the safety of those who remain trapped in Libya.