Al-Sarraj’s Government has reservations concerning “IRINI”


The head of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fayez Al-Sarraj, expressed his government’s reservations about the EU naval operation “IRINI” which plans to prevent the flow of weapons to Libya.

In an interview with the Russian news agency ‘Sputnik’, Sarraj said: “We already have reservations about the operation not including air and ground surveillance, and ignoring the armament of the other party that regularly recieves weapon shipments near the city of Al-Marj in Eastern Libya, as well as through the land borders. “

He also added: “We stress these concerns with our EU counterparts through diplomatic channels, and through my direct contact with the Heads of State, with which we have friendly relations and cooperation.”

IRINI is a naval operation by the EU, that will enforce the UN arms embargo on Libya in the Mediterranean sea, off the coast of Libya.