MOSCOW, October 23 – RIA Novosti. A cousin of Muammar Gaddafi, Ahmed Gaddafi al-Dam said in an interview with RT about the reasons for the invasion of Western countries in Libya.
One reason, he said, was the attempt of the Libyan leader to create a single African currency and unify the continent, turning it into a kind of “United States of Africa”.
“In the West believed that the government will close access to African resources, which is contrary to the interests of Western countries. They saw in the person of Muammar Gaddafi a threat, as he led the African Union”, — said Gaddafi al-Dam.
“We lay full responsibility for what happened in Libya, in the West of the state,” he said.
Gaddafi al-Dam said that Western leaders, including US President Barack Obama admitted the overthrow of the regime in Libya, his biggest mistake. He also demanded to investigate the 2011 events at the UN level.
“Once these countries are now making such statements, we require them to apologize to all the Libyan people for the destruction of our country,” said brother Gaddafi.
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi killed 20 Oct 2011, at the hands of rebels, acting with the support of NATO. Then Libya erupted in civil conflict in fact does not stop until now, the country is experiencing severe political and economic crisis.
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