The UAE continues its destructive role in Libya by supporting the militias of General Khalifa Haftar with thousands of mercenaries from Sudan to serve its plans to spread chaos and sabotage.
Around 1,000 members of Sudan’s Rapid Support Force, led by Vice-President of the Military Council, Mohammad Hamdan, known Hamidi, flew last week in eastern Libya to fight alongside the retired Libyan brigade commander Khalifa Hafter against the internationally recognized Government of National Accord, the Middle East News website reported.
The site revealed that the number of Rapid Support fighters could rise to four thousand in the next few months, and documents in the United Arab Emirates supporting Haftar showed instructions for the transfer of Sudanese fighters to Libya through neighboring Eritrea.
According to documents signed by Hamidati on behalf of the Transitional Military Council in May and published in the United States, the transfer of these forces to support Hafar’s forces was proposed in a $ 6 million deal between the Sudanese military council and Dickens & Madson, which belongs to the former Israeli intelligence agent Ari Ben Manachi, which has a history of past transactions in Libya.
According to the British news website, Bin Manachi, born in Tehran, has a strong intelligence record. He was arrested and tried in the United States in 1989 while trying to sell weapons to Iran.
He was acquitted after an arbitral tribunal in New York accepted his plea that he acted on orders from Israel.
The website said Ari Ben Manachi was involved in efforts to promote the Transitional Military Council in Sudan under a contract signed by the Canadian company Dickens & Madson, founded by Ben Manachi.
Under the deal, Dickens & Madsen will seek funding for the Transitional Military Council in Sudan from the military command for eastern Libya, in return for military assistance to Hafar’s forces.
In a telephone conversation this week, Ben Manachi told him that the issue of funding for military assistance in the deal had not yet taken place, but added that it was only possible when the Sudanese government took over as a civilian prime minister.
Other documents published on the website of the US Foreign Agents Registration Office show that Ben Manachi has provided public relations and promotional services to many Libyan groups, including Haftar’s, since the overthrow of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime in 2011.
The latest agreement with Sudan is the fourth for Dickens & Madson, which is linked to Libya. Western observers have described Libya’s turbulent context as a “brutal Libyan West” suitable for lobbyists.
The Canadian company has been providing services to its customers ranging from polishing their images and linking them to diplomatic relations, to facilitate the sale of oil and bring military aid hundreds of millions of dollars to Libya.
Haftar, one of Dickens & Madson’s clients in 2015, according to the US Foreign Agents Registration Office, which he lists with others – including the House of Representatives in eastern Libya – as “major foreign agents” has pledged to promote their recognition and support. The United States and Russia, also seeking $ 500 million in military aid from Moscow.