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Statement on the Ongoing Violence in Libya

Statement on the Ongoing Violence in Libya

Press Statement
Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 12, 2014

The United States is deeply concerned by the ongoing violence in Libya and dangerous posturing that could lead to widespread conflict there. We affirm our support for Libya's democratic transition and urge the seating of the new Council of Representatives as soon as possible. Finally, we stress the vital role Libya's Constitution Drafting Assembly plays in building the new country for which Libyans sacrificed so much during the revolution. Its work must advance without interference or violence.

Libya's future will not be secured through force of arms but only through a political accord and national dialogue that allow the state to ensure security and rule of law throughout the country. We urge all parties to engage in constructive dialogue to resolve their disputes. The United States will continue to stand with the Libyan people as they navigate these challenges and build a free, prosperous, democratic, and secure state.

ENDS

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