By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 27 January 2015:
The EU and the UK have condemned the deadly attack on Tripoli’s Corinthia Hotel.
Federica Mogherini, . . .[restrict]the EU’s High Representative for foreign affairs, called it “a blow to efforts to bring peace and stability to Libya”.
Referring to it as yet another act of terrorism in the country, she said that such it must not be allowed to undermine the current UN-led attempts at dialogue in Geneva. Libya needed a solution based on respect and dialogue, she said.
She expressed European solidarity with the victims and their families.
Meanwhile, the UK’s Foreign Office minister responsible for the Middle East and North Africa, Tobias Ellwood, tweeted his own condemnation. “My thoughts with those affected. Violence must not undermine @UNSMIL process #Libya,” he wrote.
A statement is expected from the US. However, the attack in Tripoli occurred too early for Washington to comment. [/restrict]