Military commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces have stepped up their attack on the Libyan capital Tripoli. The
UN-backed government said negotiations were meaningless without cease-fire guarantees.
The UN-backed government in Libya has suspended peace talks in Geneva, following an attack on a strategic port in Tripoli late on Tuesday.
“We announce suspending our participation in the military talks held in Geneva until strict stances are taken towards the aggressor and its violations” the Government of National Accord (GNA) said in a statement.
“The militias hit Tripoli’s port which is considered a lifeline for many of Libya’s cities,” it added.
Tripoli’s port is a major gateway for food, fuel and other supplies, for the capital and beyond.
The attack came as senior officers from the army and the main rebel forces were starting their second round of UN-brokered peace talks in Switzerland.