The Times newspaper confirmed to Independent Arabia newspaper the authenticity of the article it had published as written by the Libyan Prime Minister-designate, Fathi Bashagha.
The Times said, through its spokesperson, that it remains adherent to what it has published regarding the article signed on behalf of Bashagha, indicating that Bashagha’s team confirmed to the paper the authenticity of the article.
The British newspaper published an article attributed to Bashagha under the title “Libya wants to stand with Britain against Russian aggression”.
Bashagha stressed in his article that his government is ready to work with Britain if it wants a partner to take measures against Russia, indicating that his government is the appropriate partner to the UK.
Bashagha later said he had nothing to do with the article published by the British newspaper, calling on The Times to authenticate articles and avoid being involved in publishing fake news.