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Gadhafi's Son Says Libya Funded Sarkozy Campaign


Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi, smiles during a TV interview in Tripoli in this image taken from TV, March 16, 2011

Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libyan Leader Moammar Gadhafi, smiles during a TV interview in Tripoli in this image taken from TV, March 16, 2011

The son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi says Libya helped finance the campaign of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and now wants the money back.

Saif al-Islam Gadhafi has told France-based Euronews television that Libyan funds were poured into Sarkozy's 2007 campaign so France could help the Libyan people. But he said Sarkozy has disappointed them. Gadhafi said Libya has documentary evidence of the contributions and is ready to reveal everything.

The French president has led the call for a military intervention in Libya, where fighting has broken out between Gadhafi supporters and rebels calling for the end of his four-decade regime.

The Associated Press reports a spokesman for Sarkozy on Wednesday denied the claims by Gadhafi.

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