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Knew Nothing of Greenpeace Plot, Fabius Says
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Meisler, Stanley
Date: Sep 26, 1985
Start Page: 6
Section: 1; Foreign Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

Premier Laurent Fabius, insisting that he had known nothing in advance about the bombing and sinking of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior, put the blame Wednesday on his former defense minister and his former director of intelligence.

Fabius laid the primary responsibility for the Rainbow Warrior incident at the feet of Charles Hernu, the former defense minister, saying he was the only political official involved.

Fabius thus put on the record that he did not find out about French responsibility until a day after he dismissed [Pierre Lacoste] and pressured Hernu into resigning. At that time, neither acknowledged responsibility for the plot.

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