Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani called for imposing an effective arms embargo on Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army’s (LNA) and suggested forcing the LNA leader to withdraw his troops from the territories seized during the army’s ongoing operation to liberate Tripoli.

“[It is necessary] to implement an [arms] embargo against Haftar and prevent the countries supplying [Haftar] with arms and ammunition from doing so,” the minister said in an interview with Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper.

After the effective arms embargo is in place and the LNA forces are withdrawn, the minister suggested holding the Libyan National Conference that was scheduled for April 14-16 but was “deliberately foiled by Haftar’s offensive.”

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