On Sunday the Libyan High Council of State (HCS) called for the ceasing of economic relations with French companies. It also called for cancelling the contract of French oil firm Total that operates the Al-Waha oil field.
The HCS added that the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord (GNA) should respond to the insults made by France against the Prophet Mohammed. It has urged the judicial authorities to deliver final verdicts on HCS’s appeal against the “dubious” acquisition of Marathon concessions by Total.
“We have heard the irresponsible statements of French President Emmanuel Macron, who insisted on publishing caricatures that insult the Prophet Mohammed. He claimed this was freedom of expression. It is an insult to over 1.5 billion Muslims by President Macron and this is a proof of France’s fake democracy and the reality that it is a colonial power”, the statement reads.
The HCS also condemned the killing of the French teacher, describing the incident as going against Islamic teachings and resulting in President Macron’s racist policies.