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Libya: Tony Blair defends 'deal in the desert' with Colonel Gaddafi

Publié par carmion le 14/04/2011

Bruno Waterfield

"The former Prime Minister shook hands with Col. Gaddafi after talks in Libya in 2004 and re-opened diplomatic links.

"David Cameron has criticised Mr Blair's government for conducting dodgy deals in the desert after Gaddafi regime used air attacks and tanks in attempts to crush rebels.

"When Libya was prepared to give up sponsoring terrorism and support the fight against it, to give up its chemical and nuclear weapons, that was good and we were right to welcome it, he said.

"We are right, equally, to condemn what has happened now and in the last weeks. The most important thing for Libya is that we create now a process that allows the Libyan people to elect their own government and to get a constitution they want."

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"Libya: Tony Blair defends 'deal in the desert' with Colonel Gaddafi", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2011. Consulté le 25/02/2018. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/libya-tony-blair-defends-deal-in-the-desert-with-colonel-gaddafi