Theater of Cruelty

- I can not give you an answer to that…

Councilor Mona Juul believes she is not in a position to answer for documents that should have been in the Foreign Ministry archives.




(THIS ARTICLE IS MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)

- The only thing I could give you tips on would have to be Fafo. They were involved as facilitators in this process here. A tip could be that you possibly got in touch and hear if there is anything there?

- In that way, maybe I could talk to your husband, Terje Rød-Larsen?

- Yes, you are welcome to do that, but what he has of… you can only listen to Fafo if there is something there.

- But you who have good experience with this, do you think it is strange that there are no documents on this in the Foreign Ministry's archives?

- No, you have to have a certain understanding of what type of project this was. These were secret negotiations between two parties. Documents in that sense have a somewhat special status, they were not our documents. And of letters that when the Foreign Minister possibly wrote and did not write, I can not answer that either.

- So you simply mean that it may be natural that there are no documents in the Foreign Ministry's archives?

- Yes, absolutely, at least I do not think there are any conspiratorial explanations for it, not at all.

- But when Holst writes a letter in Tunis that you and your husband bring to Peres in Israel, is it not really an official letter that should have been in the Foreign Ministry's archives afterwards?

- These are questions that I am not in a position to answer. What is original and what are copies, and who is in possession of what, I can not give you an answer to that.

- But you do not have a copy of these documents, do you?

- Copy of the documents? I can not give you an answer to that. I have tried to say that I do not have any documentation on this here that should belong to anyone other than myself.

- So you or your husband, for example, do not have a copy of the Sarpsborg document, for example?

- This is a question of a negotiation between two parties which was a secret process where two groups sat and negotiated documents that were the parties. That's what's a little important to bring with you here. Beyond that, I do not want to say anything more.

Excerpt from a conversation with journalist Harald Eraker on January 5, 2006. (When Mona Juul sees the transcript of the interview in advance, she claims that her quotes "do not reflect" what she said to Ny Tid. However, Ny Tid is recording the entire telephone conversation. )

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