The House of Representatives, a key institution in Libya, has condemned Boris Johnson’s insults about Sirte. The Egypt aligned HoR was elected in 2014 and has the backing of General Hafter’s Libyan National Army and Egypt. It is a vital part of the UN brokered Peace Agreement.
The Foreign Secretary’s comments will make it very difficult for the British contractors who are being sent to the region to undertake de-mining activities with the recently announced DfID funding. The Government needs to do something to ensure there is no retaliation for this insult.