July 14, 2011
In an unusually frank interview with Russian daily newspaper Izvestia, Mikhail Margelov, the Kremlin’s special representative for Africa, said Libya’s prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi had personally told him of the plan on a recent visit.
“The Libyan premier told me: if the rebels seize the city, we will cover it with missiles and blow it up,” said Mr Margelov who was in Libya last month for talks with both the government and the rebels.
“I imagine that the Gaddafi regime does have such a suicidal plan,” he added, saying that Col. Gaddafi still had plentiful supplies of missiles and ammunition.
Col Muammar Gaddafi has a “suicidal plan” to blow up the capital Tripoli if it is taken by rebels, the Kremlin’s special envoy to Libya said.
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