Washington DC, Jan 28: The Governments of the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, and the United Kingdom have strongly condemned yesterday’s attack on the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya and express deepest condolences to the victims and their families.
Rejecting the appalling acts of terrorism, the governments of United States, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, and the United Kingdom have said that such acts should not be allowed to undermine Libya’s political process. They have called on Libyans to condemn this and all acts of terrorism and to seek an end to the ongoing conflict, which only exacerbates the terrorist threat.
Commending those who have participated in discussions in Geneva. the US and other governments have strongly urged all other Libyan parties to engage seriously in the process to avert a further deterioration in the humanitarian situation experienced by ordinary Libyans as a result of the ongoing conflict, and to prevent the further erosion of Libya’s sovereignty and security. They have called on all sides to refrain from any actions which undermine the prospects for a successful political dialogue, including any effort to divert necessary supplies of food, electricity and water from major population centres.
In a statement, the United States has also strongly condemned the January 20 aerial bombing of the Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) hospital in Frandala, Southern Kordofan by the Sudan Armed Forces. Targeted attacks by the Government of Sudan against civilians and humanitarian workers in conflict zones demonstrate the government’s disregard for the wellbeing of its people and its international obligations.