By Libya Herald reporters.
Tunis, 23 May 2015:
Recent IS suicide bombings and terror attacks . . .[restrict]are designed to undermine the peace dialogue and sow mistrust and hostility, said UNSMIL today.
“At a time when all parties in Libya are exerting intense efforts to try and reach a political agreement that brings an end to the political and military conflict,” the UN organisation said in a statement, “there can be no doubt about the timing of these terrorist attacks, which are clearly part of a systematic campaign to undermine the on-going dialogue process”,
UNSMIL has meanwhile welcomed recent statements by “civilian and military entities” committing themselves to the peace talks it is brokering. It also applauded local attempts at reconciliation that have begun between different towns.
Nevertheless, UNSMIL warned against any action to undermine the dialogue by escalating military tensions This, it said, would give a chance to IS “to derail efforts towards peace in order to consolidate its own influence and control in different parts of the country”.