Gaddafi, in an interview with the US’ Newsweek magazine, said that Libya was exchanging intelligence with Washington about the Al-Qaeda network and that members of the group had tried to assassinate him. ‘Fundamentalism is a threat to all regimes in the region,’ he said. However, his other statements were less conciliatory. He said that US behaviour towards Iraq was providing a pretext for terrorist actions, and that: ‘We don’t know who poses a greater threat – the American president or Saddam Hussein.’