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Gaddafi Son Denies Arms Move Linked to Iraq War

Libya’s decision to abandon banned weapons programs had nothing to do with the U.S. military intervention in Iraq, the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi told the Le Monde daily newspaper. In his state of the union address last month, President Bush suggested the Iraq war had been a factor in Libya’s decision to give up weapons of mass destruction, something Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, rejected. “President Bush cannot say that,” Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was quoted as telling Le Monde in its edition dated Wednesday. “He knows very well that that is not true. We understand his pre-election concerns, his problems with public opinion, Congress and the media,” he said. Full Story

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