Libya’s Prime Minister Resigns

Fayez al-Sarraj, prime minister of Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA), has resigned. Referring to “internal and external conspiracies,” Sarraj publicly announced, “I declare my sincere desire to hand over my duties to the next executive authority no later than the end of October.” The U.N. welcomed the decision, with Acting Special Representative of the Secretary-General Stephanie Williams saying the decision “comes at a decisive turning point in Libya’s longstanding crisis when it is clear that the situation is no longer sustainable.” Libyan warlord Gen. Khalifa Haftar has been at odds with the GNA. His Libyan National Army controls the eastern half of the country, while the GNA controls Tripoli and the western portion. Reported by CNN. Read more…