Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Seif al-Islam. Speaking to Euronews, Seif referred to the French President as ‘this clown’ and accused him of using Libyan money to finance his political election victory of 2007. All this, Seif said, are backed by records and information and not by mere insinuations, and he is ready to hand over all the information to the news if Mr Sarkozy does not hand the money back.
When asked further about the point, Seif said that Libya had funded the electoral campaign and in return France would help Libya but was now requesting to have the money back; especially since France recognised the rebel group as Libya’s legitimate representatives.
In a different interview, Muammar Gaddafi referred to Mr Sarkozy as ‘my dear friend Sarkozy has gone mad’. He accused the French President of suffering from a psychological illness.
As regards to the local uproar, Seif said that all military activity will be over in 48 hours with the capturing of the rebel held city of Benghazi. He also said that all rebels will be given safe passage to leave the country. ‘We don’t want to kill, we don’t want revenge, but you, traitors, mercenaries, you have committed crimes against the Libyan people: leave, go in peace to Egypt.’
‘Military operations are over. Within 48 hours everything will be finished. Our forces are almost in Benghazi. Whatever the decision, it will be too late.’ Agencies