The Libyan Foreign Ministry on Tuesday decried recent Egyptian statements on the country’s presidential council as “diplomatic adolescence”.

Tension has mounted recently between Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and Cairo after President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said the GNA was “held hostage by militias.”

Immediately, the GNA-affiliated Presidential Council decried al-Sisi’s remarks, calling on Cairo to reconsider its position on the Libyan crisis.

The council said it “understands the Egyptian state’s right to attain its national security, yet, it does not accept any threat to Libya’s national sovereignty”.

It went on to call on Egypt to review

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