QUESTION: SRSG, Mr. Leon, you say this is the fourth visit, is there any timeframe, any time limit, to this process, or is it going to be open-ended process? Do you get the impression, some commentators getting the impression, that the UN, the international community, are really being used and abused by the two parties, while they carry on, as you said fighting has continued despite calls for ceasefire, parties continue to carry on their military activities, trying to reinforce their position, are you making any progress, at least on principles, on general grounds on general command grounds, are these becoming talks for the sake of talks?
LEON: First of all, timeframe, I don’t think the international community has to set a timeframe. It is the Libyans who have to decide what is the timeframe. If you ask my personal opinion, I think this country is running out of time. I think the danger for the country, with the escalation we are seeing in recent weeks, is that we are getting very close to the point of no return. So this is something that the Libyans have to sort out. Let me say that we are receiving hundreds, probably to be more accurate to say, thousands of messages from many Libyans, from all cities, from all sides, from all political views encouraging us to continue to work and telling us the same the country is running out of time. So I think the message from the Libyans is very clear. But let me insist it is up to the Libyan actors, the people dealing with political issues, the people on the ground who have to tell us what is their time frame. It is their decision. The international community cannot replace the Libyans.
Regarding the second question, I don’t think anyone is using the United Nations or, of course, abusing the United Nations. I don’t think so. I think our messages are very clear, our proposals are very clear. The people we support and people we don’t support is also something very clear. And I think in case there is any doubt in these kind of meetings and through any of your questions we will be ready always to clarify to make sure there is no doubt about the kind of processes and the kind of people we are trying to support.
On the third question, I was very clear when we started meeting in Ghadames that we were not aiming at a process or a dialogue for the sake of dialogue. People in Libya are expecting that there will be decisions, that there will be clear solutions for the crisis in the country. And this is our goal. As you know there has only been the meeting that took place in Tripoli to officially open the political process. But we are really at the very beginning of this political process.
I know that the country is running out of time I know that the people have expectations to see results as soon as possible. But the process is at the beginning and we should give some time for both delegations to work on their proposals if we want to see results.
QUESTION: What do you say about the outside intervention of countries such as Egypt which has been using its territory for planes to bomb Libyans and Emiratis who have detained people affiliated with Fajr Libya? We have not seen any statements released by the UN regarding such acts.