Tripoli violence condemned


The United States, France, Italy and Britain condemned what they called an escalation of violence in and around the Libyan capital Tripoli, warning armed groups undermining Libyan stability would be accountable.

“These attempts to weaken the legitimate Libyan authorities and hinder the ongoing political process are not acceptable,” Washington, Paris, Rome and London said in a joint statement published by the French foreign ministry.
“We are calling on armed groups to immediately stop all military action and warn those who seek to undermine stability, in Tripoli or elsewhere in Libya, they will be made accountable for it,” the statement said.

Libyan authorities closed Tripoli airport on Friday after rockets were fired in its direction, a spokesman for Libyan Airlines said.