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Gaddafi promised Kazakhstan billions of dollars for nuclear weapons’ maintenance

ASTANA. November 29, 2012, 20:52.


The former head of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi sent a letter in 1992, which pledged billions of dollars for the maintenance of nuclear weapons in Kazakhstan, the UN Deputy Secretary K.Tokayev said at Nazarbayev’s readings today.

The UN Deputy Secretary Tokayev remembered this fact of the political history of the young Kazakhstan today at the First Nazarbayev’s readings “I clearly remember several episodes of the dramatic history of the young state. In the beginning of 1992 Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry received a letter for Kazakhstan President from the leader of Libyan revolutioner Muammar Gaddafi, who called (Kazakhstan) to keep its nuclear arsenals at the territory of the country as ‘the first Islamic nuclear bomb’ and promised to provide a multi-million aide for its maintenance. This message must be somewhere in the archives and in my view it would be better to disclose it, so that our people and future generations and researches get a better picture of the dynamics of that difficult time,” Mr. Tokayev said.
“Such generous promises from a rich country’s leader could seem very attractive for any irresponsible politician, especially since Kazakhstan was facing very complicated economic problems after the collapse of the Soviet Union generous promises of rich nations could seem very attractive, but a real statesman is different from a common politician because he does not think in terms of immediate opportunistic benefits. He is governed by strategic considerations. Our nation’s leader has a political long-sightedness, he looks forward and sees a lot,” the UN Deputy Secretary said.



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