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UN envoy warns Libya factions that airstrikes threaten landmark peace talks in Morocco

  • UN Special Envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, speaks during a press conference at the Palais des Congres of Skhirate 30 km south of Rabat, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Following the opening of the talks, the UN Special Envoy expressed his confidence that the two sides felt a degree of urgency to reach an agreement amid the deteriorating situation in the country. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

    UN Special Envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, speaks during a press conference at the Palais des Congres of Skhirate 30 km south of Rabat, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Following the opening of the talks, the UN Special Envoy expressed his confidence that the two sides felt a degree of urgency to reach an agreement amid the deteriorating situation in the country. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dr. Saleh Almkhozom, Second Deputy Chairman of the Libyan General National Congress, speaks to the media outside the Palais des Congress of Skhirate 30 km south of Rabat, Morocco, Friday, March 6, 2015.  Talks between the UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon, and Libyan Second Deputy Chairman Dr. Saleh Almkhozom will continue.  (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

    Dr. Saleh Almkhozom, Second Deputy Chairman of the Libyan General National Congress, speaks to the media outside the Palais des Congress of Skhirate 30 km south of Rabat, Morocco, Friday, March 6, 2015. Talks between the UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon, and Libyan Second Deputy Chairman Dr. Saleh Almkhozom will continue. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Mustafa Abou Chakour member of the Libyan General National Congress, speaks to the media outside the Palais des congres of Skhirate 30 km south of Rabat, Friday, March 6, 2015. Talks between the UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon, and Libyan Second Deputy Chairman Dr. Saleh Almkhozom will continue.  (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

    Mustafa Abou Chakour member of the Libyan General National Congress, speaks to the media outside the Palais des congres of Skhirate 30 km south of Rabat, Friday, March 6, 2015. Talks between the UN Special Envoy to Libya Bernardino Leon, and Libyan Second Deputy Chairman Dr. Saleh Almkhozom will continue. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)  (The Associated Press)

The U.N. special envoy to Libya warned the warring parties in the North African country against carrying out airstrikes while sensitive negotiations are taking place in Morocco.

Bernardino Leon said Friday after the second day of talks that airstrikes over the past two days in Libya "were a serious threat" to the ongoing talks.

"The international community will not accept such threats to the political process," he said.

For the first time, representatives of the two rival Libyan parliaments are engaging in talks to form a national unity government and come up with security arrangements.

Representatives of the rival parliaments are currently meeting with Leon in separate rooms in a conference center in the Moroccan resort town of Skhirat.

The hope is to eventually get them meeting face to face.