"It remains to be seen what the actual policy is," said P.J. Crowley, a State Department official in the Obama administration. "The United States has long supported [the GNU] [and] has encouraged Haftar to be a constructive force."
Former Assistant Secretary of State P.J. Crowley said in an interview that "there's always an explanation" for a missed meeting, but added that Mr. Pompeo's absence "will certainly be noticed."