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Gaddafi ruffles feathers at UN assembly

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Gaddafi ruffles feathers at UN assembly


In his first address to the United Nations Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has launched a scathing attack on the veto-wielding powers of the Security Council.

The United States, Britain, France, Russia and China should be stripped of those powers he said “My new proposal is to amend the Charter of the United Nations and transform the general assembly into a world congress so that the security council must comply with its orders. The Security Council does not provide us with security but with terror and sanctions.” Some delegates had left by then, and, as Gaddaffi threw a copy of the Charter over his shoulder, he said that 65 wars had broken out since the UN came into being which proved its founding principles had been betrayed. Outside, demonstrators protested against Gaddafi’s regime.

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