Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar was quoted in a recent Foreign Policy article on the ongoing crisis in Libya and the revelation that Egypt and the UAE were involved in airstrikes in the country:
[...] Aside from the hardware at the UAE’s disposal, recent political maneuvering signaled some sort of military confrontation between Libya and countries in the Middle East and the Gulf. Earlier this month, representatives from the governments of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and the United States met “to express their deep concern about the political and security challenges facing Libya,” according to a joint statement issued by the U.S. State Department. “We call upon all Libyans to reject terrorism and violence and to replace it with political dialogue to end the instability that is spreading across the country,” the statement read.
Regional anxieties over the rise of lawlessness and extremism in Libya peaked recently with neighboring Muslim countries seeking out new ways to address the crisis. In July, Cairo hosted a meeting of the Arab League Council intended to examine the troubling developments in Libya at the request of Arab League Secretary-General Nabil El-Arabi. This month, Morocco deployed military units at several strategic locations in the country because of threats posed by jihadists in Libya, according to Radio France Internationale…[Full Article]