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March 30, 2009 Clip No. 2064

Libyan Leader Qadhafi to Saudi King Abdallah at the Doha Summit: You Were Created by Britain and Are Protected by the U.S.

Following are excerpts from an address by Libyan Leader Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi to the Doha summit on March 30, 2009, which was broadcast live on Qatar TV. When Al-Qadhafi addressed Saudi King Abdallah, the organizers cut off the audio feed. There has been personal animosity between Al-Qadhafi and King Abdallah since 2004, when the Saudi media accused Al-Qadhafi of plotting to assassinate Abdallah, then Crown Prince.

Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi: My brother [Emir of Qatar] Hamad, let me congratulate you on becoming chairman of this summit.

I would like to take this opportunity to say to my brother [Saudi King] Abdallah: For six years you have been running away, fearing confrontation [with me]. Let me assure you that you shouldn’t be afraid. After six years, it has become clear that the lie stands behind you and the grave stands before you. You were created by Britain, and you are protected by America.

Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani: Brother Mu’ammar, I call you to order! Heads of state are talking…

Audio transmission is cut off by the organizers

Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi: …Hamad, out of my respect for this nation, and I believe that the personal problem between you and me…

…the problem between you and me…

Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani: …the microphone…

Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi: I am ready to visit you and to have you visit me.

Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani: Brother Mu’ammar, please… I call you to order…

Audio transmission is cut off by the organizers

Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi: …[I am] an international [leader], the most veteran of all the Arab leaders, the king of kings of Africa, and the imam of the Muslims. My international standing does not allow me to stoop to such a level. Thank you.


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