Gaddafi interpreter details Sarkozy's meetings with Libyan dictator


In a lengthy interview with Mediapart earlier this month in Tunisia, where he now lives in exile, Moftah Missouri, who served for 15 years as the personal advisor and interpreter of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, details his first-hand knowledge of Nicolas Sarkozy’s confidential dealings with the Gaddafi regime, before and after he became president. Sarkozy was last month placed under formal investigation in a French judicial probe into Gaddafi’s suspected secret funding of his 2007 election campaign, and Missouri, who told Mediapart the Libyan leader confirmed to him in person the illicit financing, says he is willing to testify before the French magistrates.     

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Former Libyan diplomat Moftah Missouri served as an interpreter and an advisor for the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who he began working directly for in the mid-1990s after 20 years as a career diplomat, and was privy to numerous confidential conversations between the Libyan leader and foreign leaders and officials, and notably Nicolas Sarkozy before and after the latter became French president.