Libya's recognised government rejects peace deal amendments

UN special envoy for Libya Bernardino Leon speaks at a press conference during a round of peace talks on the Libyan conflict on September 12, 2015, in the Moroccan city of SkhiratLibya’s internationally recognised government said Tuesday it had rejected changes introduced by its rivals to a draft UN peace deal, denting hopes of a breakthrough in the country’s political crisis. A statement from the recognised government said it “rejects all amendments and modifications to the text of the deal” to which it had agreed in July, but which the rival administration in Tripoli asked to modify. Libya, torn apart since dictator Moamer Kadhafi’s ouster in 2011, has two rival administrations — the General National Congress (GNC) in Tripoli and the internationally recognised government in the east.

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