Linked with Thierry Meyssan – France.
Published on Voltairenet.org, by Thierry Meyssan, 27 August 2008.
France’s AFP News Agency Manipulated Statements by Swiss Foreign Minister Calmy-Rey and Accused her of Trying to Negotiate with Bin Laden. A deplorable action. AFP News Agency (Agence France Presse), one of major world information entities and whose bulletins serve of «raw material» to thousands of daily newspapers around the world, has used honest, sincere and intelligent statements by the head of Helvetic Diplomacy, Micheline Calmy-Rey, who gave a political speech betting on dialog among nations as a means to solve world conflicts, and to avoid wars among the countries and other calamities. AFP has outrageously distorted Calmy-Rey´s statements and misinformed the public. The AFP article reads like this: … (full text).
See attachment: the interesting and full speech by the Swiss foreign minister, in French:
Opening speech on the occasion of the annual Ambassadors’ Conference (in french): La politique étrangère de la Suisse, entre dialogue et exclusion – Allocution de Madame Micheline Calmy-Rey, Conseillère fédérale, Cheffe du Département fédéral des affaires étrangères, prononcée à l’occasion, de l’ouverture de la Conférence des Ambassadeurs 2008, … (full text 18 pdf-pages).
(See also: Press and Information Service, Bundeshaus West, CH-3003 Bern, Tel.: (+41) 031 322 31 53, Fax: (+41) 031 324 90 47, e-Mail.
… on this page of the Swiss administration you can read: Rectification – Bern, 26.08.2008 – Following publication of an AFP report which erroneously stated that the head of the FDFA favoured dialogue with Al-Qaida and Bin Laden, the FDFA clarifies its position as follows: … (full text) … reffering to Opening speech mentionned above.