From the archive: Muammar Qadhafi at the General Assembly, 2009

Kiongozi wa Libia

Muammar Qadhafi

In his last appearance at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2009, the Libyan leader, Muammar Qadhafi, gave a typically long, extravagant and controversial speech.

He said the Security Council should be re-named the “Terror Council,” because of the way that Council resolutions were used against other countries.

He also compared the General Assembly to the symbolic heart of free-speech in the United Kingdom, Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, London, where “you just make a speech and then you disappear.”

Duration: 1 hour 33 mins

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