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The Reagan administration said Tuesday that the people of Libya should consider replacing Col. Moammar Kadafi as their leader, and officials here said that the CIA has stepped up its covert efforts to destabilize the Libyan regime. …

“The Libyan leadership is a matter for Libya people to decide,” Redman said. “That said, it’s abundantly clear that the Libyan economy has been mismanaged and Libyan actions have increasingly isolated the Libyan people from the international community.” …

They confirmed a report in Tuesday’s editions of the Wall Street Journal that President Reagan has ordered CIA operations against Kadafi stepped up, although they cautioned that the covert effort is still relatively small and, at least until now, ineffective. (9/3/86, Los Angeles Times)


 

The Bush administration renewed its invitation to the Iraqi people on Monday to overthrow President Saddam Hussein but said he was not being targeted by the United States.

Acknowledging that a review of U.S. policy was under way, Margaret Tutwiler, the State Department spokeswoman, said U.S. relations with Iraq can never be normal as long as Hussein holds power.

White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said, meanwhile, that President Bush still wanted to see Hussein removed.

“Obviously our interests lie in that direction,” he said. (11/26/91, Orlando Sentinel Tribune, from wire service reports)

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