Ghannouchi’s congratulations to Al-Sarraj stirs controversy about Muslim Brotherhood’s role in Libya

Recently, questions have been raised in Libya about how the Tunisian authorities deal with the Libyan issue, and the role of the Tunisian Muslim Brotherhood in shaping the official position towards Libya.

Observers believe that Tunisia, whose role has long been largely balanced during the presidency of the late Beji Caid Essebsi, did not return with the arrival of Kais Saied to the presidency, and the rise of Rashed Ghannouchi to the leadership of the House of Representatives.

Observers cite the congratulations ofGhannouchi to the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sarraj, on the occasion of the GNA forces’ control over Al-Watiya airbase, which they said was bias by Tunisia, and expressed the position of the Muslim Brotherhood that does not recognize the borders drawn between countries due to its ideology that seeks to establish states within states.

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Observers confirm that the Muslim Brotherhood in Tunisia has a clear stance in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Libya and the political Islamists as well as the armed groups under the Government of National Accord, which are benefiting from the international recognition of the Skhirat agreement.

They add that this position was condemned by activists, human rights bodies and parties inside Tunisia, ringing the alarm of the danger of involving Tunisia in a conflict in which the Libyan army seeks to restore its pivotal role, impose security and stability, and pave the way for a civil state based on separation of powers and the people’s self-determination, not using weapons to impose a certain status quo.

The questioning and doubtful voice in the role of Tunisian decision-makers is not in Tunisia alone, but it is a precedent in Libya, because it is constantly targeted by any external factors.

Many activists talked about Turkey’s exploitation of Tunisian lands in order to enhance its presence in Libya, which was indicated by the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee and some of the political parties in Libya.

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