Libya's United Nations representative, Mr. Mansur Kikhia, said on Monday (6 October) that hostile United?
Libyan delegate Mansur Kikhia speaking in Arabic
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Background: Libya's United Nations representative, Mr. Mansur Kikhia, said on Monday (6 October) that hostile United States reaction to a speech last week by Ugandan president Idi Amin reconfirmed the "Deep relationship between establishment in America and Zionism."
Departing from his prepared address to the General Assembly, Mr. Kikhia referred to remarks at an American trade union gathering last Friday (3 october) by the American U.N. representative, Mr. Daniel Moynihan. In that speech Mr. Moynihan described President Amin as a "racist murderer" and added that "it was no accident that he now headed the Organisation of African unity".
The Libyan representative told the Assembly that Mr. Moynihan's speech reconfirmed the deep relationship between the establishment in America and Zionism. Mr. kikhia said the united States Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, had spoken of withdrawing U.S. support for the U.N. when the question of expelling Israel from the world body was first raised.
The American press and Congressmen also "competed in supporting the Zionist entity on many occasions, not through conviction but out of fear of Zionist influence on American life".
Referring to U.S. criticism of many U.N. members as being undemocratic, the Libyan representative said "we are rather surprised that the U.S. should cry about democracy in the world -- this country which, through its corporations, has overcome and annihilated tens of democracies throughout the world".