Sisi says Egypt will not stand idle to threat to Egyptian and Libyan security
CAIRO, July 16 (Reuters) - Egypt will not stand idle in the face of any moves that pose a direct threat to Egyptian and Libyan national security, President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday, according to a presidency statement.
The statement also said tribal leaders meeting Sisi in Cairo had authorized the president and Egypt's army to intervene in their country "to protect Libyan sovereignty."
The tribesmen are allied to eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar. Egypt borders Libya to the west. (Reporting by Omar Fahmy, Mahmoud Mourad and Ulf Laessing; editing by Mark Heinrich)
© Copyright Reuters Ltd. All rights reserved. The information contained in this news report may not be published, broadcast or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of Reuters Ltd.