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US Welcomes Libya’s Endorsement National Accord Cabinet

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The United States welcomes the February 23 endorsement for the Cabinet of the Government of National Accord, signed by a majority of Libyan House of Representatives members.

“We strongly support these courageous Libyan leaders as they move ahead with forming the Government of National Accord,” said John Kirby, US Assistant Secretary and Department of State spokesperson.

Nevertheless, Kirby said the US is deeply concerned by reports that a small hardline minority used physical intimidation and threats to disrupt the February 23 session of the House of Representatives in Tobruk in order to prevent a vote on the Cabinet.

“We strongly condemn all attempts to obstruct the Libyan political process,” Kirby said in a statement.

“The international community, including the United States, will stand by, and provide support to the Government of National Accord as it begins the hard work of restoring stability and building a better future for all Libyans,” Kirby said.

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