An Interview with Gaddafi

"We are against the manufacture and acquisition of nuclear weapons"

Q. Would you respond to the Reagan Administration's charge that Libya backs international terrorism in general, and, more specifically, that it backs terrorist Palestinian groups, the Irish Republican Army, the Red Brigades, the Red Army Faction, the ETA [Basque separatists] and others?

A. First, the American Government is not entitled to talk about terrorism, since it practices the highest degree of terrorism in the world. Furthermore, the American Government is not a policeman. It ought to correct its own behavior before it talks about the behavior of others. Secondly, there is a big...

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